Charlize Theron Joins Kweku Mandela In Conversation

first_imgCharlize Theron joined House of Mandela Family Foundation co-founder Kweku Mandela in conversation at an event on February 10 in Los Angeles to mark Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.Introduced by Chelsea Handler and moderated by Soledad O’Brien, the event was part of the Geffen Playhouse Unscripted Live series.“It’s an incredible honor to take part in this event and to have the chance to reflect on what an inspirational hero Nelson Mandela was,” says Charlize Theron, founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. “His legacy continues to inspire people from around the world to stand up for what is right, to promote equality and inclusion, and to do so with empathy, compassion, and understanding. His message is as powerful and relevant today as it ever was.”During the event, the pair talked about equal pay issues, #MeToo, and social justice.“2017 was a year of a lot of division and my hope is that 2018 will not only be the year of women, but also be the year of love, where we realize that connection is the solution,” said Mandela. “It’s something my grandfather talked about a lot, the importance of realizing what we have in common with each other rather than what makes us different.”To read a full account of the event, click here.last_img read more

Julian wakes up in London jail ahead of long legal fight

first_imgLondon: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange woke up in a British jail Friday at the start of a likely lengthy extradition battle after a dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador’s London embassy. Within hours of police hauling him out of the embassy, the 47-year-old Australia appeared in court for breaching his British bail conditions back in 2012 and to face a subsequent US extradition request. After Assange was arrested and dragged into a police van in the British capital, American officials unsealed an indictment against him for computer hacking as part of his WikiLeaks whistleblowing activities. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Sun tabloid reported he was being held in Wandsworth prison in south London, where he spent nine days in 2010 following an investigation over alleged sexual assault in Sweden that has since been dropped. Deemed “the most overcrowded prison” in England at its last inspection in 2018, the 19th-century facility holds around 1,600 inmates. Inspectors found “most prisoners share a cell designed for one person” while more than a third “were receiving psychosocial help for substance misuse problems”. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAssange was remanded into prison custody Thursday at a short hearing in front of a London judge, who pronounced him guilty of disobeying his bail terms by fleeing to the embassy in June 2012. He could receive up to a year in prison when sentenced at an as yet undetermined later date. His separate extradition case is set to be next heard by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on May 2. Assange’s London lawyer Jennifer Robinson confirmed he would be “contesting and fighting” his long-feared extradition to the United States.last_img read more

Video Blindfolded Muslim Man Offers Free Hugs in Nottingham

Taroudante – After the successful trust experiment of an unknown blindfolded Muslim man in Paris, another moving trust experiment, where a young Muslim man blindfolded himself with a sign asking for hugs, has found its way to the UK.To fight against racism and Islamophobia in UK, Yusef Pirot, a 16-year-old British Muslim, stood with open arms for two hours in the middle of Nottingham with a sign saying: “I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug.”The video, showing strangers hugging Yusef, went viral on social media with millions of views.For Yusef, the aim is to spread a message of peace and trust in Nottingham in the wake of the Paris attacks. “I was shocked by the Paris attacks. Why would anyone want to hurt another human being and why would they kill innocent people for no reason?” Yusef said.“The stereotype is not right and these extremists are brainwashed – what they’re doing is not what Islam is about,” he added.The initiative of the young Muslim attracted divided opinions on social media. Some hail him for trying to distance himself from the heinous acts of ISIS, while others accused him of “attention seeking”.“Very brave, however he shouldn’t have to justify himself or his religion because of some extremist actions abroad. We are not all mindless thugs who think all people with brown skin are terrorists,” wrote Facebook user Mark Dack.While Yusef received a lot of hugs from strangers and words of praise and encouragement, he could not escape the insulting words of some racist passersby.“When I was blindfolded I heard a few people saying negative things – one person said to his friend, what would happen if I punched him in the face?” he said. read more

Moroccan Team Does Not Scare Me Says Ivory Coast Goalkeeper Sylvain

Rabat – While the Moroccan football team shone during previous World Cup Qualifiers against its various African opponents, Sylvain Gbohouo, Ivory Coast’s football team goalkeeper has said that the Moroccan football team does not frighten him.The 28-year-old goalkeeper said he will be present in the upcoming World Cup Qualifier match against Morocco, which is scheduled to take place on November 11 in Abidjan.In an interview with Ivorian news outlet Fratmat, the team’s goalkeeper said although his team “recorded poor results lately, we know what we are capable of.” Gbouhouo then asserted that “in all honesty, the Moroccan team does not scare me” despite its excellent performance during previous matches.“[Moroccan coach] Herve Renard is confident due to the results recorded with his selection, but he should be certain that he will see something else on November 11,” said Gbouhuo.On October 7, Morocco defeated Gabon with a hat-trick netted by Khalid Boutaib against the opponent. The Atlas Lions have a one-point lead over the Ivory Coast in its Group C. The upcoming World Cup Qualifier will determine which country will travel to Russia.Morocco made their last appearance at the World Cup competition in 1998. Renard is holding out hope to qualify for the World Cup competition with his selection. read more

North American stock markets pull back on oil and metal declines poor

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 6:13 am MDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email North American stock markets pull back on oil and metal declines; poor earnings TORONTO – Stock markets in Toronto and New York started the week in the red, pushed lower by falling oil and copper prices and some disappointing U.S. earnings results.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 78.01 points at 13,795.99, with the metals and energy sectors the major weights Monday as the June contract for benchmark North American crude stepped back $1.09 to close at US$42.64 a barrelThe decline impacted the Canadian dollar, which dipped 0.09 of a U.S. cent to 78.83 cents US.“(The majority) of the movement in the loonie is tied to oil and has been for the past 15 years,” said Philip Petursson, chief investment strategist at Manulife Investments.As such, investors can expect volatility in the currency to continue as crude prices remain temperamental.“We’re still at an excess supply situation. As long as we have greater supply than demand, then the price can stay low. . . . (But) if we get to that US$50 level, we’re looking at an 80 cent Canadian dollar again.”Elsewhere in commodities, May copper shed a penny to US$2.25 a pound, while June natural gas lost eight cents to US$2.19 per mmBTu. June gold bullion rose $10.20 to US$1,240.20 a troy ounce.New York markets also turned lower amid disappointing earnings reports from document company Xerox (NYSE:XRX) and Irish drugmaker Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO).Xerox shares lost more than 13 per cent, to US$9.68, as the company reported its profits fell 85 per cent and its plans to cut its outlook on future earnings.Meanwhile, Perrigo’s (NYSE:PRGO) stock plunged 18 per cent after cutting its earnings outlook as a result of lower prices for its products in Europe.Perrigo is also losing its longtime CEO, Joseph Papa, who resigned to take over the top job at Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) (NYSE:VRX). Valeant shed 81 cents to US$35.17 in New York and was down 72 cents at $44.85 in Toronto.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 26.51 points at 17,977.24, while the broader S&P 500 fell 3.79 points to 2,087.79 and the Nasdaq dipped 10.44 points to 4,895.79.Investors are preoccupied this week with the latest policy-rate meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. The central bank is set to meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, and although few expect the Fed to raise rates, they will be watching for comments on how the bankers view the U.S. and global economies.Most economists expect June to be the earliest a rate hike will be announced, with some not anticipating action until July.“It seems like they’re very hesitant and finding any number of excuses to delay a rate hike,” said Petursson. “Be it China, be it market volatility… It’s more what is the tone of the message that they’re going to convey? Is it a little more hawkish or does it remain dovish?”Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

Even Pretending To Be A Professional Tennis Player Is Terrifying

CARL BIALIK STATSMOJJOMOJJO NEWCARL CHARTING Based on my experience covering tennis, professional players usually remember to bring their tennis shoes to the court. On a June Thursday, as I walked into Courbevoie Sport Tennis outside of Paris, I realized I hadn’t. I was there to try out a new technology from Mojjo — a French company that makes what Emmanuel Witvoet, one of its founders, calls “Hawk-Eye for everyone.” Hawk-Eye is the advanced camera-based system that tennis tournaments use to adjudicate disputed line calls and to provide advanced stats for television. It’s sophisticated, impressive and expensive — out of reach for most amateurs, in part because it uses 10 cameras. Witvoet said he and his co-founders had figured out how to do much of what Hawk-Eye does with just one camera, making it affordable for the masses.Unlike the masses, pro players have ready access to the kind of data that Mojjo was about to provide me. They get all sorts of detailed stats after every match, and at tournaments like Wimbledon, they get more. After matches, they receive DVDs that allow them to toggle between points or watch only, say, their backhand errors. It’s not easy for amateurs like me to get that kind of information, but we are clamoring for it. Some 70 million fitness trackers like Fitbit were bought last year, and smart watches like Apple’s bundle fitness tracking with their smartphone features. In tennis, rackets from Babolat and racket attachments from Sony measure things like spin and speed of shot — but their accuracy is questionable.Now, for one surreal, amazing, frustrating and delusion-shattering morning, I would finally have the data. A camera would capture the flight of the ball, software would analyze what happened on each point, and detailed match stats — my detailed match stats — would be put online. I was treated like a pro, but the data showed me how far I had to go to play like one.My friend Alex Duff came along to help me test Mojjo out. Duff is a data geek and amateur tennis player who once recorded video of one of our matches so we could review our performance later. For this match, we were instead armed with two laptops — so that we could each predict the match stats beforehand.After telling the Mojjo courtside kiosk which of us was serving first, Duff and I took the court atop a light dusting of red clay, the same kind of stuff the pros would play on later that day at the French Open five miles away.I told Duff not to be too self-conscious even though a camera was running. I then proceeded to be incredibly self-conscious because a camera was running. I can’t remember starting another match as poorly as I did this one. My head was full of excuses, and I felt self-conscious every time a club employee walked on court, which was often: I felt his eyes staring at my shoes, as if he were the Mona Lisa.Mojjo was the main problem. I’d recently read the classic book “The Inner Game of Tennis” and knew I was supposed to think less and clear my mind. I didn’t — and instead was rushing during points. Silver lining: That meant we’d play more points in our allotted two hours, and more points meant more data.Despite my struggles, I won the first set 6-3. And after extending my winning streak to six straight games, I started to consider secondary goals, like looking good for the camera. I couldn’t do much about my sweat-stained shirt, but I could at least retuck my shorts pocket after pulling out a ball for a second serve. I promptly lost eight straight points.I started playing a little better and went up 5-3 in the second set. That’s when we played our best game of the match by far. We both hit winners and saved game points. After four deuces, I closed out the set. I asked for one more — and cruised to a 6-0 win.Then the email containing our stats arrived from Mojjo, and our amateur match suddenly felt like an official one. We had numbers that looked, if you squinted sideways, like numbers from the pros. We each had one ace. I hit four double-faults; he hit five. We each made a little over 50 percent of our first serves. These weren’t crazy numbers for a clay-court match by pros. Andy Murray and David Ferrer, two of the best players in the world, had just put up roughly similar numbers in their match at the French Open the day before.The video uploaded to Mojjo’s site later that day, and it was odd — not only because it depicted my awkward-looking one-handed backhand. At times, it showed scores that didn’t make much sense and seemed to include shots hit after rallies were over, like to get a ball back to the server, as part of the match.When I could get past the technical hiccups, I saw that unlike the emailed stats, which could have passed for professional-grade, the video looked nothing like match footage I was used to watching. Even with the unusual perspective of the single-camera wide shot, it was clear that my strokes weren’t Grand Slam-ready. And the tennis looked like it was being played at half-speed. Our bodies and the ball crept through the frame — even when the video wasn’t glitching. Second-serve returns in percentage81%81%81% Double-faults455 First-serve returns in percentage77%78%85% Second-serve in percentage89%87%86% Percentage of all points won61%61%61% Aces101 Special Podcast: Check out Baseline, a U.S. Open mini-podcast with Carl Bialik, Louisa Thomas of Grantland, and others from the National Tennis Center grounds. Listen here, and subscribe to the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown on iTunes now so you don’t miss an episode! First-serve win percentage64%61%57% Break points of opponent’s serve202012 Win percentage for rallies of 10+ shots100%50%33% Win percentage for rallies of 1-3 shots60%61%64% Mojjo isn’t the only tennis tracker around. An Israeli company named PlaySight uses four cameras to Mojjo’s one, and its technology is more mature: Clubs have already installed it in about 130 courts. It provides a glimpse of what Mojjo could eventually do and of how a more advanced system could do things for amateurs that even some pros don’t get.Over Skype, PlaySight’s CEO and co-founder, Chen M. Shachar, said his system cost $10,000 per court — about three times what Mojjo will charge — plus a license fee for each facility. As is the case with Mojjo, the club, not the player, pays the PlaySight fee. But clubs most likely pass this cost on to players through higher per-match prices.Shachar said PlaySight has much bigger plans. For instance, he said the software eventually will be able to compare, say, me to its database of other players and tell me how my serve, backhand and other shots compare with the averages. And he envisions an improvement on current systems for remote coaching, which require coaching companies to download and tag video: I could instead share my PlaySight account — including video and data — with a top coach on the other side of the world. That’s better than pros can do when they’re playing on courts without Hawk-Eye.PlaySight already can do things Mojjo doesn’t immediately plan on. For instance, PlaySight live-streams matches. And its courtside kiosks provide in-match stats and video replay. It also offers a level of precision that makes it possible to review line calls, which Mojjo doesn’t.While Mojjo lacks the precision to make line calls with certainty, its camera nonetheless gave me a rare chance to review my own calls. Pros don’t call their own lines, but amateurs like Duff and I do. And I could tell while watching the raw video of my match that I’d made some questionable out calls.That’s not the only lesson I learned from my experience with Mojjo. My serve and volley stinks — I won 25 percent of those points, and that was lucky. My backhand is much weaker than my forehand (43 percent on backhands without slice vs. 63 percent on forehands without slice). I also landed fewer first serves than I predicted I would — and that I thought I had right after the match.I wasn’t nearly as good at intuiting stats while playing a match as I’d thought. Shachar said this isn’t unusual for people in high-stress activities — including sports and higher-stakes contests. PlaySight founders adapted their tennis platform from one they developed to allow fighter pilots to review their actions. “The gap between what really happened and what you think happened is huge,” Shachar said.2Pros, too, can have trouble tracking stats in their head. Gilles Simon, one of the most stat-conscious men on tour, said after defeating big-serving Milos Raonic at the Queen’s Club tournament in London last month that he’d thought Raonic had landed the vast majority of his first serves in the first set, only to learn when looking at the scoreboard between sets that Raonic had made just 52 percent.On the plus side, I learned that statistically, tennis looks pretty similar when played by two people of similar ability, no matter what that ability is. I even found a match that had roughly similar stats and scoreline to my match with Duff. It happened 15 years ago at Wimbledon. The winner was Fabrice Santoro, who like me had unconventional strokes.3He also had the very cool nickname “The Little Magician.” The loser was Andrea Gaudenzi, which sounds a little like Alex Duff in Italian.4To find a similar match, I examined stats from 12,379 best-of-five-set matches made available on GitHub by Sackmann. Then I zeroed in on the 855 straight-set wins with scores closest to ours of 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. Finally, I calculated z-scores for 15 stats in our match and for each of the 12,379 pro matches: seven for each player (ace percentage, double-fault percentage, percentage of first serves that went in, percentage of first-serve points won, percentage of second-serve points won, break points against, and break points converted against), plus the dominance ratio (the ratio of the percentage of return points won to the percentage of serve points lost by the winner of the match). I summed the absolute value of the difference of the z-score for each of the 15 categories for our match and for each of the 855 matches. Santoro d. Gaudenzi came out the closest. Pros: They’re just like us.I also came to a fairly obvious realization that nonetheless troubled me. Before my Mojjo match, I considered myself a smart player, adjusting my tactics to take advantage of each opponent’s weaknesses. But with Mojjo, whatever I learned, my opponent would too — we’d both get the same stat sheets. For instance, from my charting, Duff landed 22 serves directed at my forehand and lost 20 of those points. If he notices that stat, he probably won’t serve to my forehand nearly so often the next time we play. Maybe having post-match stats would help my opponents more than me, by removing what I think is my tactical advantage from having an approximate handle on what’s working and what’s not. There’s also the risk I’d overthink things; even pros like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic said in media conferences at Wimbledon this year that they don’t normally look at their own stats in too much detail.But even if data can’t improve my game, my curiosity is stronger than my competitiveness. Now that I’ve experienced what very few players have, it’s been hard to go back. Each match uncharted feels like a lost opportunity to learn more about my game — including just how ugly my backhand is. While I wait for Mojjo to fix its bugs and come to courts near me, I’m awfully tempted to start filming and charting my matches myself.Maybe I’ll use a GoPro. Win percentage for rallies of 4-6 shots60%61%61% First-serve in percentage53%51%58% Win percentage for rallies of 7-9 shots54%54%50% Second-serve win percentage50%51%54% Break points converted151510 The next day, Witvoet, Duff and I met at the picnic tables outside Court Suzanne-Lenglen. Witvoet acknowledged that there were plenty of bugs still to work out. He and his fellow 30-something co-founders — Charles Chevalier, the chief technology officer, and Julien Vernay, the chief operations officer — had just installed Mojjo permanently at the club the prior week. “You are one of the early birds,” Witvoet said. “As you’ve seen, it’s not all polished. We know definitely it’s not totally ready.”After matches, the founders compare the footage from the Mojjo camera to the stats and use any discrepancies to hone the system. On their to-do list: a voice-recognition system that detects when players call balls out; social sharing of points so you can, for example, brag about an ace on Facebook, with video; and a gamified system so coaches can set statistical targets — like hitting a higher percentage of service returns in the court — and players can collect badges for achieving them. They’re also considering a pure software version that will allow players to use Mojjo to analyze footage they’ve shot themselves. “Our idea is, in some future, you GoPro yourself, and it’s done,” Witvoet said.Because of the video problems, Witvoet agreed to share with me the raw video of the match. I decided to check the stats for myself. I used a system developed by Jeff Sackmann for his Match Charting Project, which has enlisted volunteers to chart nearly 1,000 pro matches. During my Eurostar trip from Paris back home to London, I alt-tabbed between the video and the spreadsheet to log every shot — its type, direction and outcome.1For example, for one long rally I lost, I entered 4f29b2f2f3b2b2f+1f1# into a cell in the spreadsheet. Then I compared the results with Mojjo’s. They were off, in some cases by a lot.Duff hit 13 double-faults by my count, not the five Mojjo counted. I was making more first serves, but losing those points more often than Mojjo said. Both Duff and I were making more first-serve returns than estimated. And the break-point stats were way off for Mojjo, off even from the realm of possibility: The system showed that I’d faced five break points but been broken six times. (I counted four breaks off nine break points.) When Mojjo rolled out the next version of its software, correcting for problems reading high balls, and applied it to our match video, some but not all of these stats were more accurate — you can see just how accurate for my stats in the table adjacent to this paragraph. Chevalier estimated that the error rate on who won each point was below 5 percent. Score one for humanity over machine, so far at least, when it comes to logging tennis stats. But also score one for the pros, that special subset of humans who have someone doing the statkeeping for them. read more

VIDEO Barca celebrate the fourth consecutive title and wait for the Lions

10Juanfersa Grupo Fegar20 FC Barcelona won the fourth concecutive Championship in Spain last weekend by victory over poor Aragon 48:22. Five matches until the end, Xavi Pascual raised the 19th trophy in his era on the Barca’s bench and left the first team 11 points behind. Over 3.000 fans at “Blaugrana” saw some of magic from Karabatic and Co, but the special two weekends are ahead of the team. Rhein Neckar Lowen are the rivals for the VELUX EHF CL F4 in Cologne. That is why Barca made fantastic video call for all the fans.STANDINGS: 8Helvetia Anaitasuna23 1FC Barcelona50 4BM. Huesca35 FOTO: FCB 9BM. Aragón23 7BM Guadalajara23 14Ángel Ximénez Puente Genil17 6Globalcaja C. Encantada25 5Reale Ademar León28 3Fraikin BM Granollers38 2Naturhouse La Rioja39 12Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto18 11Frigoríficos Morrazo Cangas19 15Cuatro Rayas Valladolid16 Barcelonahandball 16Bidasoa Irún9 13Villa de Aranda Top Ribera17 ← Previous Story MKB-MVM Veszprem win the Hungarian Cup 2014 Next Story → SKA MINSK defends Baltic Handball League title! read more

Profitmaking childhood services to pay significant registration fee

first_imgTHE CHIEF-DESIGNATE of the Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes has said he will prioritise the introduction of a “significant registration fee” for all early childhood services.Writing in today’s Irish Times, he said such services should not be solely dependent on taxpayers and that childcare centres making money should be contributing to the regulation and improvement of a sector in which they have “insufficiently invested”.The money would be put towards funding training and extra services.In the opinion piece, entitled ‘How I plan to reform our deficient childcare system’, he promised to put all reports online as they are completed and create a “clear national picture” with the last 18 months of inspections.He described himself as “impatient” to get these actions underway.“To date the predominant motivation in the development of childcare services has not been the social good but rather the economic necessities for parents, for the home and for employment,” he wrote.The Child and Family Agency is expected to be established within weeks.Read: In letter to parents, creche ‘does not accept general thrust’ of RTÉ footagePoll: Should CCTV be installed in Irish creches?More: Did you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here’s what happenedlast_img read more

The trademarks of one of the most notorious copyright trolls are no

first_imgFor the uninitiated, Tim Langdell founded Edge Games in 1990, which incorporated the properties of his former company, Softek Software, which he founded ten years prior. Amazingly, Edge Games didn’t release a game from 1994 to 2009. Thanks to Langdell, the company managed to stay afloat for those 15 years because of aggressively copyright trolling just about anything that contained the word “edge.” No edge-based game title was safe, and Langdell even went after mega-giant Electronic Arts when the company developed Mirror’s Edge.Ridiculously, Langdell claimed he owned the rights to the word “edge” in the whole of the video game industry, and went after just about anything in or related to the industry that contained the word or similar phrasing. Now, Langdell’s terror has been put to an end. Back in 2010, a judge in the U.S. District Court ruled that Langdell’s trademarks weren’t valid anymore, but it took until a couple of days ago for the ruling to be put into effect.Langdell’s reach spread far and wide, and Mirror’s Edge wasn’t the only high-profile game that was drawn into his sprawling grasp. Soul Blade, the first in the Soulcalibur series, was actually called Soul Edge, but Langdell’s silly trolling was somewhat responsible for the name change when the title hit Western shores. When Mobigames released the iPhone game Edge back in 2009, Langdell got the game taken down from the App Store, which thrust him back into the forefront of the gaming news cycle. However, when Langdell went after EA, the company alleged that he falsified documents and made false claims in order to further his copyright trolling. This was more or less found to be true by the court.Now, Langdell’s copyright trolling is officially no more, and he’ll have to use his game development company to develop games in order to stay afloat.Now read: Something similar actually happened between Bethesda and Mojang over Scrollslast_img read more

8 apps to help plan your best Valentines Day

first_img Woo your lover in Klingon 1:41 It’s hard to ignore Valentine’s Day whether you’re excited about it or absolutely loathe it. The supermarket aisles are full of pink and red things. Cupids dangle from unexpected places. Shelves buckle under heaps of heart-shaped candy. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth Valentines Day with your sweetie, or if you plan to spend the evening with your pals, these apps can turn it into a fun time. Tags Get the food rightIf you’re confident in your cooking abilities and want to impress your date, check out BigOven (download for iOS or Android). The app has more than 350,000 recipes and seasonal collections that are sure to impress. Mark and organize your recipes under Favorite or Try and create folders and categories. BigOven can also create grocery lists, take pantry inventory, and sort items by store department or recipe. As you shop, you can check the items off or remove them from your list.If you’d rather not play chef, you can book a reservation at a restaurant through the OpenTable app (download for iOS or Android). The app lets you pick a section in the restaurant when you make your reservation. As of last year, more than 46,000 restaurants had joined the service.For a more casual Valentine’s day, a food delivery app like Uber Eats (download for Android or iOS), Postmates (download for Android or iOS) or DoorDash (download for Android or iOS) would be perfect. Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Stream the perfect showWhether your night is romantic or platonic, relaxing with a good movie or binge-watching a TV show is an easy win. You can pick from great titles on Netflix (download for iOS or Android) like the new psychological thriller You, or an old favorite like The Office. Don’t miss: Best Valentine’s Day movies on Netflix for 2019If you’re not subscribed to a streaming service like Netflix, Hulu (download for iOS or Android) or Amazon Prime Video (download for iOS or Android), you can check out Elizabeth Olsen’s Sorry for Your Loss on Facebook Watch for free. You can always snuggle up and watch together on your phone or tablet, or use Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay to stream from your phone to your TV screen.Netflix Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Order movie tickets from your phoneIf you’re not in the mood for a movie on the couch, getting out and going to the movie theater is a long-standing Valentine’s Day tradition. If you don’t mind fighting the crowds, many of today’s movie theaters offer a better experience than ever with reclining seats, a variety of food and often a bar.Instead of calling the movie theater or Googling what’s playing, check out Fandango (download for iOS or Android) or one of these apps for booking your seats. The apps often show user ratings for each movie and let you watch trailers. Some even offer free snacks for registering.Fandango provides movie information and filters films based on genre, rating, film formats and more. You can watch trailers, browse ratings and pick the theater with the best amenities.Tickets for most major movie theater chains can be purchased in the apps. Pick your film, showtime, seats and more. Payment, splitting the bill and exchanging tickets is easy as well.Fandango Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Hold a vote on Google MapsDon’t get trapped in an endless cycle of, “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Use Google Maps’ (download for iOS or Android) Explore feature to find the perfect activity.Your significant other or your friend group can find restaurants, events or other locations with the Explore tab. Any potential activity can be added to a short list for the group to vote on. Apps like Yelp (download for iOS or Android) and Gravy (download for iOS or Android) are also helpful in planning an evening.Google Maps Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Find a unique gift on EtsyA unique or personalized gift is a great touch for Valentine’s Day. If you’re not much of an artist, check out Etsy (download for iOS or Android) for beautiful, handmade gifts.You can specify your searches to gifts for him, for her, for spouses, for kids, decorations, cards and more.Since Etsy sells handmade goods, you’re also supporting artists. Keep in mind that because items are custom-made, they might be a bit more expensive in some cases. And make sure you give yourself enough time to have them delivered.Etsy Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Order flowers from an appGetting an arrangement of flowers is always a nice surprise. If you’re planning to surprise a loved one, send some to yourself or want to drop a hint to your significant other, try the ProFlowers app (download for iOS or Android). You can order and quickly send a flower arrangement or a plant. Pick out your gift, add the recipient’s address, add a personalized message, select a delivery date and press Send. ProFlowers ships its arrangements in a free vase or pot and guarantees freshness, so they can be enjoyed longer.Proflower Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Take a relationship quizCommunication is a big factor in a healthy relationship. The Happy Couple quiz app (download for iOS or Android) can help you learn more about a new relationship or strengthen an older one. After linking the apps, partners can tap Play Quiz to start. 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ATT and Comcast say theyve hit new milestone in fight against robocalls

first_img Comment AT&T Comcast Mobile Tech Industry Getty Images One way wireless carriers are working to stop the flood of unwanted robocalls is through authentication systems that verify caller IDs. One drawback so far has been that these systems work only on calls to and from the same provider. On Wednesday, AT&T and Comcast said they’ll offer call authentication between networks later this year. Customers will be able to see verified calls from all participating carrier providers. AT&T and Comcast’s authentication system is the industry’s first to verify calls between separate providers, according to the companies’ release. The two carriers verified calls earlier this month between AT&T’s Phone digital home service and Comcast’s Xfinity Voice home phone service, the companies said in the release. “While authentication won’t solve the problem of unwanted robocalls by itself,” the companies said, “it’s a key step toward giving customers greater confidence and control over the calls they receive.”This comes after the Federal Communications Commission said carrier companies need to implement robust call authentication systems this year. In February, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said companies should get the systems installed by the end of 2019 or the FCC will consider “regulatory intervention.” Share your voice 1 Tagslast_img read more

Radiationfree Handheld Scanner May Offer Safer Cheaper Pediatric Imaging

first_imgNews | Pediatric Imaging | May 17, 2016 Radiation-free Handheld Scanner May Offer Safer, Cheaper Pediatric Imaging Study at Lurie Children’s Hospital finds white-light scanners offer improved visualization of chest deformities with no radiation dose to the patient Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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 Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Surgeons at Lurie Children’s have started using white light scanning as a radiation-free alternative to CT scans for imaging kids’ sunken chests. Image courtesy of Alyssa Schukar for Lurie Children’s Hospital.May 17, 2016 — A handheld, lightweight scanner that uses white light instead of dangerous ionizing radiation can safely and reliably capture the upper body anatomy of children with chest deformities. This conclusion was drawn from a study done by pediatric surgeons from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.The approach, the surgeons say, offers a more convenient, inexpensive and safer alternative to traditional computed tomography (CT) scans to measure and monitor the degree and severity of chest deformities. It may also provide a cheaper imaging option for patients in economically disadvantaged regions of the world, where sophisticated technology is unavailable or prohibitively expensive for most families.Preliminary findings from research conducted at Lurie Children’s show that the radiation-free scanner can accurately and reliably capture abnormal chest shape in detailed, 3-D format among children with sunken chest, or pectus excavatum, the most common upper body defect, occurring in one of 300 to 400 children.Results of the pilot study of 53 patients, presented at the annual meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, revealed that the white-light scanner accurately measures the severity of the condition, allowing clinicians to track changes in depth and volume over time as the child ages or as a result of surgery.White-light scanning has been used in eye imaging for years, but the Lurie Children’s research team said this is, to their knowledge, the first time the technology has been adapted for visualizing chest malformations.Children with chest-wall defects generally undergo repeated evaluations for their chest deformity to monitor how it changes over time as the child grows or following surgery. Many clinicians measure the curvature with a ruler or by simply eyeballing it. These old-school techniques, however, are not as precise as X-rays and CT scans, which provide excellent visualization but expose kids to ionizing radiation. Repeated exposure to ionizing radiation is a health concern in anyone, but it can be particularly dangerous in children because their growing bodies are more vulnerable to the effects of radiation. And because cancerous mutations triggered by radiation can take years, even decades, to develop, children who are exposed to radiation early in life tend to have greater lifelong risk for developing cancer from the exposure.“As physicians, our first obligation is to do no harm so we sought a new way to reliably and accurately capture the architecture of the chest wall without the use of radiation,” said study lead investigator Marleta Reynolds, M.D., surgeon-in-chief for Lurie Children’s and professor of surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.In addition to minimizing or eliminating the need for X-rays and CT scans, the white-light scanner is a more cost-conscious alternative in regions where sophisticated imaging is either lacking or inaccessible. A white light scanner costs around $35,000, compared with CT scanners, which can cost as much $275,000.“Children everywhere deserve to have the same access to safe and reliable imaging technology, and we hope that our approach will provide a much-needed cheap, quick and safe diagnostic and monitoring tool for kids in economically disadvantaged areas,” said Fred Hebal, M.D., first author on the study and researcher in the division of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children’s.Surgical correction of chest malformations is generally postponed until adolescence, except in severe cases where the chest deformity can compress the heart and lungs and affect circulation, demanding earlier intervention. However, even mild chest defects can cause neck and back pain and reduce a child’s cardiovascular endurance and exercise capacity so regular monitoring is essential for all children with the condition.Another benefit of the white-light scanner device is its size — it weighs less than 2 pounds — and can fit easily in a small carry-on suitcase, rendering it easy for moving and transport.“This is a creative new twist on existing technology,” said Fizan Abdullah, M.D., Ph.D., division chief of pediatric surgery at Lurie Children’s, an international authority on chest-wall deformities and professor of surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “It underscores the notion that even technology that’s been around for years can be harnessed in novel ways to make the practice of pediatric surgery simpler, cheaper and safer.”The white-light scanning protocol is available to Lurie Children’s patients with chest defects as part of ongoing clinical trial, although patient families can choose to receive traditional imaging instead.Bryan Malas, M.H.P.E., was co-investigator on the study.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Cyprus to forge ahead with natural gas plans govt spokesman says

first_imgThe Republic of Cyprus will forge ahead with natural gas plans, having international law and the international community on its side, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Tuesday.He was responding to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who warned of instability in the area if Cyprus continued.“If the Greek Cypriot side insists on continuing its unilateral hydrocarbon activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, security and stability in the area will be continuously in danger. I am saying this openly and clearly…” Erdogan was quoted as saying during a visit to Britain on Monday.Prodromou said the island’s energy plans were in line with international law and had the support of Russia and the US, as well as the European Council.“What’s certain is that the Republic of Cyprus has international legality on its side and the support of the international community and of course it will continue to exercise its sovereign rights in cooperation with neighbouring countries with which we have agreements, but also with EU member states,” Prodromou said.The spokesman said Turkey’s provocations have already received a response from the European Council that urged Ankara to refrain from illegal actions that caused tensions.If Turkey meant what it said about not wanting tension in the area, the way to show it is by supporting the resumption of the reunification negotiations, Prodromou added.“Turkey can really contribute by accepting the parameters set by the UN Secretary-General for the abolition of guarantees and withdrawal of the army, to achieve a solution of the Cyprus problem and truly have conditions without tensions.”In February, Turkish warships prevented Italian energy company ENI from drilling in a field inside block 6 of the Republic’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Turkey argues it is safeguarding the rights of Turkish Cypriots, but it also has its own claims inside Cyprus’ EEZ.The government has made it clear that it recognises Turkish Cypriot rights, which they can exercise as part of the island’s reunification.The Greek Cypriot side says Turkish and Turkish Cypriot claims over hydrocarbon exploration are overridden by the convergences already reached on the issue during negotiations.The two sides had agreed the exploitation of natural resources would be the responsibility of a federal state in reunited Cyprus.You May LikeSmart SecurityCheapest Way to Protect your HomeSmart SecurityUndoHealthZap50 Places No One Is Ever Allowed To VisitHealthZapUndoThis magazineFoods against bad breath which really workThis magazineUndo Heroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoClear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Regulations Prominent Silicon Valley executives will meet Wednesday with president-elect in a high-profile summit [Wall Street Journal] Politics Newsletter Sign up to receive the day’s top political — ANI (@ANI) July 24. no much time will be taken at arriving at a conclusion. is under scrutiny from federal prosecutors in Manhattan. a reporter for The Washington Post.The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Shane Harris contributed to this reportPaynesville MN- 78 formerly of Grygla and Goodridge died at her home Memorial service: 11 am Thursday December 29 at Paynesville Lutheran Church Paynesville Visitation: one hour prior to service Inurnment: MN State Veterans Cemetery Little Falls MN (Johnson Funeral Home Paynesville)Gentlemen of the press As you might be aware there was another terror attack on the town of Baga in Borno state last week which left a number of people dead Following that unfortunate attack a lot of speculations and conjectures have been peddled by a section of the press particularly the on-line media regarding the casualty rate Some claimed that over a thousand people were killed while others wrote with certainty that 2000 people lost their lives in that singular attack Without any doubt terrible atrocities have been committed against innocent Nigerians in Baga by the rampaging terrorists who attacked and have been operating in the town since 3 January 2015 Necessary actions are being taken to put an end to the activities of the terrorists and restore law and order to the community T To this end a lot of covert operations including surveillance activities which recorded series aerial photographs are ongoing in that vicinity It is however necessary to inform Nigerians in the interim that the exercise so far have not corroborated the report on the casualty rate which was put at 2000 deaths From all available evidences the number of people who lost their lives during that attack has so far not exceeded about 150 in the interim This figure includes many of the terrorists who were bearing arms and got killed in the course of their attack and battle with troops It should be noted that Baga and the neighbouring towns have been under series of attacks and harassment by terrorists In the course of this many residents have left leaving the population in the town almost seriously depleted Many were also able to escape while the terrorists’ battle with troops lasted The figure given by sources who claim to be eye witnesses must be an extremely exaggerated estimate Unfortunately this figure is now being bandied about in a section of the media as if it has been authenticated It cannot be true It is pertinent to once again urge the media to be circumspect in adopting casualty figures especially the ones given to them by the so-called eye witness who in most cases are influenced by their own perspectives In any case this is no time to debate about casualty figures or number of deaths as the life of any Nigerian is important Much as the intention which could be with the aim of drawing attention to the atrocities being committed by terrorists group in Nigeria is most welcome the need for factual presentation of the situation is equally vital In case the aim of this misinformation is to further the design of those bent on discrediting the government and the military all well-meaning people should consider it as a disservice to humanity It is important to remind those who are adept at spewing falsehood or exaggerating situations with intent to embolden the terrorists and diminish the efforts of the security forces that their actions are inimical to the safety of the innocent Nigerians who have borne the brunt of the terrorist attacks in our country The tendency to celebrate the occasional setbacks while downplaying the efforts and successes at containing the terrorists is unfair and very unfortunate It is noteworthy that many international bodies are being misled in their interpretation of the situation owing to sensational headlines and stories The Defence Headquarters wishes to reiterate its earlier assurance that the military has not given up on Baga or any part of the country where terrorists are marauding Appropriate plans men and resources are presently being mobilized to address the situation We want reassure Nigerians that no portion of Nigeria’s territory has been or will be conceded to terrorists The United Nations Security Council has received petition from four prominent civil society organizations CSO urging it to slam sanctions on countries believed to be aiding and abetting the Islamist sect Boko Haram The civil societies led by Socio Economic Rights Advocacy Project SERAP which expressed “grave concerns about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in several parts of the North-East of Nigeria in the context of the armed conflict between the Nigerian government and the Islamist group Boko Haram” requested the world body to immediately initiate and adopt a resolution that would address the situation In the petition dated 14 November 2014 the organizations urged the council to “request the AU and ECOWAS to sanction any neighbouring states that may be aiding and abetting international crimes through weak border controls and other means; and banks that fail to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches and thereby enable groups like Boko Haram to launder tainted money” Other CSOs that appended their signatures to the request include Enough is Enough Nigeria Coalition (EiE Nigeria) Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) and Women Empowerment and Legal Aid Initiative (WELA) According to the group “Initiating supporting and adopting the proposed resolution will send a powerful message that the international community has not abandoned the victims and in fact ready to play a meaningful role to end the conflict which has continued to result in serious human rights violations such as the unlawful killing and displacement of thousands of people” It maintained that “Support from all Member States is important to demonstrate that an important institution of the UN committed to promoting international peace and security stand with the people of Nigeria” They urged the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint a Special Representative on the situation in the Northeast of Nigeria to investigate the complicity of any ECOWAS members individuals or organizations as well report to the Council at regular intervals on the implementation of the proposed resolution The organization equally tasked member states to express grave concerns over the continued deterioration of human rights and humanitarian situation in the Northeast of Nigeria and demanded that all efforts should be geared towards restoring lasting peace and stability Aside this they want member states to fully cooperate with one another and with the African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Member States begging them to identify possible funding and support networks for the fighting of the Boko Haram sect The CSOs also called on member states AU and ECOWAS members to make certain that their financial institutions implement enhanced reporting mechanisms for suspicious transactions and to identify banks that are providing financial services to money laundering and terrorist financing The United Nation was also requested to identify and bring to justice anyone responsible for financing the activities of Boko Haram through speedy trials as well as sanctioning any neighboring states that may be aiding and abetting international crimes through weak border controls and other means; and banks that fail to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches and thereby enable groups like Boko Haram and their sponsors to launder tainted money According to the petition “We strongly believe that the human rights and humanitarian situation in the Northeast of Nigeria now meets the threshold of “definite threat to international peace and security” in Article 39 of the UN Charter thus requiring immediate and urgent action by Member States of the Security Council” “We believe that Member States now stand at a crossroads in their approach to the human rights and humanitarian tragedy in north-east of Nigeria “Now is the time for Member States to stand with the victims of serious violations of human rights in Nigeria if they are not to be accused of double standard in the discharge of the important mandates of the Security Council” the groups also said While expressing concern over the unending crisis which they argued have devastating effects on the civilian population particularly the poor children women and elderly the organizations stressed that it has become obvious that the Nigerian security forces are unable or unwilling to deter or halt the increasing attacks This is as it added that the international obligations and commitments of the government to respect protect and fulfill the human rights of the citizens against attacks are observed more in breach than in compliance in Nigeria Id like one of them to come over on our side."The Notorious also picked out his choice of future opponents in UFC, including liquor stores.

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individuals as corrupt in view of the unresolved and lingering suspected acts of corruption perpetrated by the former leader. “I think that crimes against children. read more