Two hurt in early morning DUI crash in Brush Prairie

first_imgTwo Clark County men were injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Brush Prairie, according to the Washington State Patrol.A WSP bulletin said Brian G. Hughes, 41, of Vancouver was driving a 2001 Honda Civic east on Northeast 119th Street at 5:35 a.m. when he ran a red light at state Highway 503 and struck the side of a southbound 1999 GMC Denali driven by Eric L. Burke, 43, of Battle Ground.Both men were treated at and discharged from PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center. The WSP said Hughes was cited for driving under the influence and failure to obey a traffic device.Both vehicles were totaled, the WSP reported.last_img

AMBER Alert cancelled for 4yearold Florida girl

first_img(WSVN) – Officials have cancelled an AMBER Alert issued for 4-year-old Alanda McCoy.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has confirmed that Alanda was found safe. The AMBER Alert for ALANDA MCCOY out of MILTON, FLORIDA has been cancelled. The child has been recovered safely. #FLAMBER— FDLE (@fdlepio) June 21, 2017The alert was issued early Wednesday morning.According to officials, McCoy was believed to be with 27-year-old William Kavchak. However, it has not been confirmed if that was the case.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Handicapping the Ellies Race

first_imgTonight’s 2008 National Magazine Awards, like most industryawards shows, expects to be an uneven, awkward affair (these are, after all,magazine editors, not actors and we all know how those awards shows devolve.)The New York-centric argument aside (see thispost—”Havethe National Magazine Awards Become Too New York-Centric?”—for background)the races themselves are always entertaining.For those of you with Ellies office pools (there must beone, right?) here’s a handy guide to five of the night’s most intriguing races: GENERAL EXCELLENCE ONLINE: This category recognizesoutstanding magazine websites, as well as online-only magazines that featureoriginal content. The award honors sites that convey a distinct editorialidentity and create a unique magazine environment on the Web. Babble.comChow.comNewYorker.comRunnersWorld.comSlate.comFAVORITE: NewYorker.comOUR PICK: Babble.comLONG-SHOT: Chow.comTHE SKINNY: Given its history of winning here and its slew ofnominations, the New Yorker should be favored in any category it’s beennominated. But a couple of pure plays—Babble.com and Slate—figure to give theNew Yorker a run for its money. Babble, Nerve.com’s gurgly spin-off, has theedge here.GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation 100,000-250,000Foreign PolicyMother JonesPastePhiladelphia MagazineRadarFAVORITE: RadarOUR PICK: Foreign PolicyLONG-SHOT: PhiladelphiaTHE SKINNY: This is an interesting one, as each magazine nominated here isprobably looking at itself as an underdog. It’s penchant for hiring columnistsfrom the Hills aside, Maer Roshan’s Radar—now in its third iteration—should win,but Foreign Policy, a criminally underappreciated D.C.-based magazine, would bemy choice. If it wasn’t its first nomination, Paste—a forward-thinking musicmagazine that’s not afraid to experiment with ads and subscription models—wouldbe my pick.GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation over 2,000,000GlamourMartha Stewart LivingNational GeographicPeopleTime  FAVORITE: GlamourOUR PICK: National GeographicLONG-SHOT: TimeTHE SKINNY: In the big-circ general excellence category, there are no real “underdogs.” After, these are the biggest magazines with monstrous revenues. Glamour won last year, but don’t be surprised if Time, fresh off its historic 2007 redesign, gets some general excellence recognition.COLUMNS and COMMENTARY: This category recognizes excellence inshort-form political, social, economic or humorous commentary. Theaward honors the eloquence, force of argument and succinctness withwhich the writer presents his or her views. Inc.New York MagazineThe New YorkerRolling StoneSlateFAVORITE: New YorkerOUR PICK: Rolling StoneLONG-SHOT: SlateTHE SKINNY: A hard-fought race in an election year, as this category is typically dominated by political-leaning columns. Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone’s campaign warrior, deserves an Ellie, even if Jann Wenner, who has done little to improve Rolling Stone’s downright archaic Web site, does not. GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation 250,000-500,000BackpackerCookieNew York MagazineWWondertimeFAVORITE: New YorkOUR PICK: New YorkLONG-SHOT: Everyone elseTHE SKINNY: New York swept the National Magazine Awards program last year, andwhile they won’t sweep this time around, it would be an upset of MarionCotillard-proportions if Adam Moss’ magazine didn’t win for general excellence.last_img read more

Revised Relocation of Marines Would Lessen Impact to Guam Review Concludes

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy last week released its environmental review for a revised realignment of Marines from Okinawa to Guam agreed to in 2012, signaling the likely resumption of the Navy’s effort to ready Guam to accommodate the arrival of about 5,000 Marines.As a result of the scaled-down move, the cantonment area, housing and live fire training range needed to accommodate the relocation will be confined to the military’s existing footprint on Guam, according to the final supplemental environmental impact statement. The Navy’s original plan called for the acquisition of 1,688 acres of land from either the local government or private landowners, reported the Pacific Daily News.“This is a very important step forward in the relocation effort, and the Department of Defense has worked diligently to address the core concerns that were raised by our community,” Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo (D) said in a written statement.The Navy launched the supplemental review after U.S. and Japanese officials in 2012 reduced the size of the realignment from 8,600 Marines and 9,000 dependents to 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents. The Marines’ operational base would be built at the Naval Base Guam Telecommunications Site at Finegayan, according to the new impact statement. Housing for Marine families and the live fire training range complex would be located at nearby Andersen Air Force Base.The original plan for the realignment was projected to result in 79,000 new residents on Guam over a seven-year construction period, a burst of activity that many local leaders said would overwhelm the island. The revised plan would result in a population increase of less than 10,000 at the peak of buildup construction. The implementation also would be spread over a 13-year timeline.The impact statement found that the population increase would not result in a sustained increase in demand on Guam’s public services and permitting agencies. It also estimated that increases in the territory’s tax revenue likely would compensate for any increased demand on public services that would occur, according to the story.“I look forward to the signing of a record of decision after a 30-day review period of this document, as well as the future release of an Economic Adjustment Committee report on civilian infrastructure projects,” Bordallo said.“Once the record of decision is signed, the Marine relocation will be truly back on track, and moving forward, we will have overcome significant challenges to this national security priority,” she said.last_img read more

GRAMMY Museum Looks Forward To 10th Anniversary

first_img GRAMMY Museum Looks Forward To 10th Anniversary Twitter GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman spoke to Billboard recently for a wide-ranging interview about new ways the Museum is poised for the future. Going on 10 years exhibiting music history, educating and hosting great programs, the popular L.A. Live attraction can be pleased it now has a history of its own, attracting 150,000 visitors and 25,000 students last year.”We need a refresh,” said Goldman, explaining the integrated, online and national approach for the future. “We’re going to launch a 10th-anniversary campaign [in 2018]. It will lead toward having the resources to do the things we want to do.”The Museum is dedicated to exploring “the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.” Although that’s a wide-ranging mission for Goldman, his work for 12 years with Recording Academy education and MusiCares have made him accustomed to its scope.On a personal note, Goldman shared a thank you note from Ozzy Osbourne he received following the 2014 MusiCares MAP Fund event, supporting addiction recovery for musicians. Many other memories through the years and through decades of American music will mean more to an even wider reach of visitors, whether at L.A. Live, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, or other Museum events and initiatives.Not A GRAMMY Museum member? Learn MoreRead more Email Facebook GRAMMY Museum Moving Into The Future grammy-museum-looks-forward-10th-anniversary News Executive Director Scott Goldman explains integrated approach with national scope, online and offPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 22, 2017 – 5:26 pm What’s going on at the GRAMMY Museum? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 20, 2017 – 3:26 pm Producer David Foster Honored By The GRAMMY Museumlast_img read more

Googles language experts are listening to some recordings from its AI assistant

first_imgAfter the news of Amazon employees listening to your Echo audio recordings, now we have the non-shocker report of Google employees doing the same. The news was reported by Belgian public broadcaster, VRT NWS on Wednesday. Addressing this news, Google accepted in yesterday’s blog post that it does this to make its AI assistant smarter to understand user commands regardless of what their language is. In its privacy policies, the tech giant states, “Google collects data that’s meant to make our services faster, smarter, more relevant, and more useful to you. Google Home learns over time to provide better and more personalized suggestions and answers.” Its privacy policies also have a mention that it shares information with its affiliates and other trusted businesses. What it does not explicitly say is that these recordings are shared with its employees too. Google hires language experts to transcribe audio clips recorded by Google’s AI assistant who can end up listening to sensitive information about users. Whenever you make a request to Google Home smart speaker or any other smart speaker for that matter, your speech is recorded. These audio recordings are sent to the servers of the companies that they use to train their speech recognition and natural language understanding systems. A small subset of these recordings, 0.2% in the case of Google, are sent to language experts around the globe who transcribe them as accurately as possible. Their work is not about analyzing what the user is saying, but, in fact, how they are saying it. This helps Google’s AI assistant to understand the nuances and accents of a particular language. The problem is these recordings often contain sensitive data. Google in the blog post claims that these audio snippets are analyzed in an anonymous fashion, which means that reviewers will not be able to identify the user they are listening to. “Audio snippets are not associated with user accounts as part of the review process, and reviewers are directed not to transcribe background conversations or other noises, and only to transcribe snippets that are directed to Google,” the tech giant said. Countering this claim, VRT NWS was able to identify people through personal addresses and other sensitive information in the recordings. “This is undeniably my own voice,” said one man. Another family was able to recognize the voice of their son and grandson in the recording. What is worse is that sometimes these smart speakers record the audio clips entirely by accident. Despite the companies claiming that these devices only start recording when they hear their “wake words” like “Okay Google”, there are many reports showing the devices often start recording by mistake. Out of the thousand or so recordings reviewed by VRT NWS, 153 were captured accidentally. Google in the blog post mentioned that it applies “a wide range of safeguards to protect user privacy throughout the entire review process.” It further accepted that these safeguards failed in the case of the Belgian contract worker who shared the audio recordings to VRT NWS, violating the company’s data security and privacy rules in the process. “We just learned that one of these language reviewers has violated our data security policies by leaking confidential Dutch audio data. Our Security and Privacy Response teams have been activated on this issue, are investigating, and we will take action. We are conducting a full review of our safeguards in this space to prevent misconduct like this from happening again,” the tech giant wrote. Companies not being upfront about the transcription process can cause legal trouble for them. Michael Veale, a technology privacy researcher at the Alan Turing Institute in London, told Wired that this practice of sharing personal information of users might not meet the standards set by the EU’s GDPR regulations. “You have to be very specific on what you’re implementing and how. I think Google hasn’t done that because it would look creepy,” he said. Read the entire story on VRT NWS’s official website. You can watch the full report on YouTube. Read Next Amazon’s partnership with NHS to make Alexa offer medical advice raises privacy concerns and public backlash Amazon is being sued for recording children’s voices through Alexa without consent Amazon Alexa is HIPAA-compliant: bigger leap in the health care sectorlast_img read more

Ten US senators demand Google to automatically convert temp workers to permanent

first_imgTen US senators have signed an official document late July, objecting to Google’s misuse of independent contractors and temporary workers, reports the New York Times. The document was signed post a report by The New York Times which indicated that the tech giant had more temporary and contract workers than full-time employees. The NYT report found that Google employs 102,000 full-time employees and 121,000 temporary and contract workers. Among the ten senators were presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. The document highlights differences between permanent and temporary workers in terms of place of work, the number of hours they work, the tasks they perform, and whether or not they should continue to work on Google contracts. The NYT report highlights how temporary workers and contractors are typically paid a much lower salary than their full-time employed counterparts. They also have fewer opportunities for professional advancement as well as have to work overtime and not report inappropriate advances by superiors. The senators call on Google to take “immediate action” to convert its growing number of contractors to full-time employees after six months of work. The letter was addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and demands a response by Friday this week. It urges Google to commit to taking immediate action to end these anti-worker practices and adopt the following company policies. The automatic transition from a temporary worker to permanent full-time Google employee after six months; Prohibition of financial disincentives — including “conversion fees” stipulated by staffing agencies in contracts with Google — for transitioning a temporary worker to permanent Google employee. Wage and benefits parity for independent contractors, temporary workers, and permanent full-time employees; Disclosure to temporary workers at the start of their work on a Google contract about their status and when they can expect to transition to permanent full-time employee status; Limitations on the use of independent contractors and temporary workers to temporary or non-core work that is not already performed by full-time employees; Prohibition of mandatory nondisclosure agreements about the terms and conditions of employment, including in temporary workers’ contracts with their staffing agencies; Elimination of all non-compete clauses in all employment contracts, including in temporary workers’ contracts with their staffing agencies; and Google acceptance of liability for any workplace violations that occur with temporary workers or independent contractors. Google disagrees with the Senators’ demands Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of People Operations strongly disputed the arguments raised in the letter. In response to the senators she wrote, “Respectfully, we strongly disagree with any suggestion that Google misuses independent contractors or temporary workers, Being a temporary worker is not intended to be a path to employment at Google. This fact is clearly stated in Google’s written policies and in its training documents and is applicable for full-time positions through the same hiring process as everyone else.” “Temporary workers comprise 3% of our total workforce, and do the job of a full-time Google employee but for a short period of time, working on temporary projects, addressing quick needs in business, incubating special projects, or covering for employees who may be on short-term leave, like parental or sick leave,” Naughton said. She added, “We care about everyone working at Google or on Google-related projects – employees, vendors, temporary staff and contractors alike – and we’re happy to meet with your staff to discuss these issues further.” The Senators demands is a clear indication that even though some of the organizers have been retaliated against and have been forced to resign, their work has not gone to waste. Google has previously partially acknowledged only one demand from the walkout organizers’ original demands: ending forced arbitration for all its full-time employees but not for Google’s temporary and contract workers. In April, Google confirmed that its contracted and temporary workforce will receive full benefits, including comprehensive health care, paid parental leave and a $15 minimum wage, The Hill reported. Google’s announcement came after a group of 915 Google workers signed on to a letter demanding equal treatment for the company’s temporary workers and contractors. Meredith Whittaker, Google Walkout organizer and now ex-Googler supported the demands laid out by the Senators. So did other activists and tech worker organizations. Read Next Google employees ‘Walkout for Real Change’ today. These are their demands. #GoogleWalkout organizers face backlash at work, tech workers show solidarity Google discriminates against pregnant women, an employee memo allegeslast_img read more

Technology is coming fast down the Freight Forwarding Tracks in 2019

first_imgTechnology is coming fast down the Freight Forwarding Tracks in 2019 If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking A “Freight Forwarder” may be defined as a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to handle the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner. However, that is about as complete a definition as saying a chair is a four-legged piece of furniture for sitting upon.Freight Forwarders play a critical role in moving goods, but their knowledge is based on much more than mere transport, although that can span sea, road, rail, and air which can be a heady combination. Freight Forwarders are also experts in local customs compliance, port/terminal regulations, geographical issues, warehousing, packaging, and people knowledge. However, much of this experience is still handled in an old fashioned way through the use of faxes, couriers, telephone and paper – especially the bills of lading.An Imminent TransformationTechnology is disrupting many traditional businesses across the world and freight forwarding is no exception. Consider the impact of UBER on traditional taxi services, something similar is coming down the line to Freight Forwarding and the industry has to be ready.The Internet of Things (IoT) has already disrupted the passage of goods themselves – and for the better. Sensors can track goods ensuring temperatures are controlled, that weight is monitored to reduce theft or loss and provenance can be tracked.60 years ago, containerization radically shifted the industry and created a new standard for the shipment of goods. Today, modern drones can replace the humble tugboat for dropping goods out at sea. Even Amazon is trialing its Airborne Fulfilment Centre which is in effect a floating warehouse equipped with drones to drop off products. We are even talking about autonomous ships – like the self-driving cars – only considerably larger.Online Bookings for Freight ForwardingAnother tell-tale sign that is foretelling the shift towards digitization is the surge in online freight bookings. Mainstream players such as Hapaq Lloyd are witnessing a 6% rise in online bookings with their Quick Quote product and DSV, through its My DSV software, claims a bookings increase of 15%.An influx of software startups in the area is certainly shaking up the traditional Freight Forwarding sector, but again, software alone is not the answer and is not currently displacing experience.Shippers are also responsible for generating interest in digital disruptions. They want greater transparency, accuracy, and speed. To confirm this, a joint report by McKinsey and Google, highlight the new searches for ‘ocean carriers’ and ‘freight forwarders’ increased by 8% and 14% respectively, and 23% of those searches are carried out on mobile devices.Technology will disrupt Freight Forwarding, but remember the days when Travel Agents were replaced by online booking engines? Only they weren’t. Many agents upskilled to serve the luxury or adventure market and other organisations converted into online portals. Again, the customer dictates to a degree what level of digitisation they are comfortable with. And with breakpoints across the system, with only 60% of forwarders online, this is not going to happen immediately.As Consol Freight CEO Ernesto Vila suggests: “We are at the true cross point between traditional freight forwarding and digitization. We can combine our experience with new, faster technologies. We like to see ourselves as enablers – not disrupters – with everyone winning.”For more information, visit the website_______________________________________________________More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Homelast_img read more

How Mobile Apps Are Contributing To Healthcare in 2019

first_imgHow Mobile Apps Are Contributing To Healthcare By Ritesh PatilIn earlier days, a dull and monotonous waiting hall, desperation to get inside the chamber to meet the doctor, the long queues, gloomy faces of ailing patients and some other events come into your mind when you need to visit the hospital. It is not so in the case of recent times. The scenario has a drastic change, where the risk of people is considerably reduced and the credits go to the mobile app development industry.The introduction of the booming healthcare apps plays a huge role. There is nothing wrong in saying that healthcare apps are playing a vital role as a forerunner for transcending the reversing condition of the healthcare and medical industry. Continue reading to know about the healthcare mobile app development and its impact on the industry.Enhance patient engagement and safety standardsThere are certain apps, where the user can register in it and have a telephonic appointment with the doctor. Nowadays, doctors are ready to spend time with their patients instead of giving consultation. These apps will help you with an immediate response to your queries. The availability or required details from the right doctors at any time of need is the great choice to tackle some medical emergencies. Also, the apps will help the patients in remembering the time to take the pills. These apps will also help in tracking fitness through your regular activities.Electronic medical reportsToday, the cloud-based apps and storage become the most needed things in store the information. If you are registering in the app with some of the personal information like name, age, disease, address, biological details, location, etc all the details will be saved in the cloud storage medium (if the app uses the cloud as the storage medium).Also, some other details like medical prescriptions, medical reports will be stored. This will be easy for the patients to review medical history when they move to different doctors. Further, as the storage medium is remote it is possible to access the app in different devices as just by logging in all the information thus stored will be confidential and accessed only by the authorized people.Risk of the wrong diagnosis will be reducedIf the disease is diagnosed wrong, the effects might be completely worse and fatal sometimes. In early days there were such issues since there might be some diagnostic errors in the approach. The invention of the health care apps has completed nullified such issues. Even if the patient is changing from a doctor to the other, the medical reports will be crystal clear and that helps in the appropriate treatment for the patients to get well.Reduced medical bills and other expensesOne of the most important advantages of using medical apps is that the apps help in the reduction of the sky rocking medical bills. You can have a discussion with the doctors at a considerable price. Further, some expenses like traveling charges and other charges also will be reduced.Better decision makingIn the early days, the people did not have a source for finding the right doctor and hospital for treatment; they need to completely rely on their family and friends for the referrals. Now, with the help of healthcare apps, it is easy to find the details of the hospitals, specializations, doctors, etc. Also, the availability of the reviews will make the selection easier.Personal monitoring of healthThe healthcare apps are available with some features that allow patients to monitor their health personally. You can check the basic health initials like the weight, height, blood pressure, blood sugar level, cholesterol, heartbeat and many more. if there are any changes required, immediate treatment can be given for reducing the later risks.Final thoughtsSuch healthcare apps have become the need as it simplified the needs of the people largely. The complex tasks can be executed with ease and appropriate decisions will be taken at the right time. No matter how serious your health is with the right treatment from the very early stage of the issue will help to be healthy. At least, you can get rid of the issue and prevent it from being fatal. Make use of the right healthcare apps and enjoy a healthy life!Author’s Bio:Ritesh Patil is the co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech that helps startups and enterprises in mobile technology. He loves technology, especially mobile technology. He’s an avid blogger and writes on mobile application. He works in a leading mobile app development company with skilled android app developers that has developed innovative mobile applications across various fields such as Finance, Insurance, Health, Entertainment, Productivity, Social Causes, Education and many more and has bagged numerous awards for the same.Email – ritesh.patil732@gmail.comWebsite – https://www.mobisoftinfotech.comGoogle+ – https://plus.google.com/+RiteshPatilMobisoftTwitter – https://twitter.com/ritesh_patilLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritesh-patil-42051a19More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Home If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more

Christchurch marks 2nd anniversary of deadly quake

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Speaking at the event, Prime Minister John Key focused on rebuilding efforts. He said he understands there’s frustration at the time it’s taking to get homes rebuilt, but that in a few years, Christchurch will be “one of the best and most livable cities in the world.”People around New Zealand observed two minutes’ silence at 12:51 p.m., the time the quake struck.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 4 must play golf courses in Arizonacenter_img Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – The New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday marked the second anniversary of an earthquake that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 185 people.Several hundred people gathered for a memorial service in Latimer Square, near where 115 died when a six-story office building collapsed during the magnitude-6.1 quake. Others placed flowers in road cones or tossed them into the Avon River to commemorate those who died. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

Marion Cotillard is queen of red carpet at Cannes Macbeth

first_img Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and director Justin Kurzel pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Macbeth at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Parents, stop beating yourself up CANNES, France (AP) — Marion Cotillard plays a queen in Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth,” but at its Cannes premiere she was also a bejeweled queen of the red carpet.In a blue-and-rose truncated minidress from Dior’s haute couture spring-summer 2015 collection, Cotillard sparkled Saturday as she posed alongside co-star Michael Fassbender, thanks to the outfit’s myriad embroidered pailettes and jewels. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   The Oscar-winner, who’s known for her fashion-forward style, bucked the trend for classical va-va-voom and voluminous dresses that have been popular during this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Although the look showed off the 39-year-old’s enviable legs, she might have benefited from a scarf, as the overcast Cannes sky caused a rather chilly spell.–By Thomas AdamsonCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Eskom – Possible loadshedding warning

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The probability of load-shedding is high this evening from 5pm to 9pm. The grid remains under significant strain, particularly from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, when the demand spikes primarily due to residential usage.In the event that load-shedding is implemented, it will be done in stage 1 of the load-shedding schedules and could move into stage 2 should the demand continue to increase.While the system will be under significant pressure tomorrow, load-shedding is unlikely, as the Friday load profile is generally lower than other weekday peak periods. Eskom have not ruled out the possibility that load-shedding could take place between 5pm and 9pm tonight. They have, however, indicated that the chances of load-shedding are slim. They have also not indicated which areas will be affected.The fact that they have issued the warning should be enough of an indication for people to be prepared.Eskom Facebook statement released at 2.30pm todaylast_img read more

Repeat Homebuyers Are Stuck in Neutral

first_img September 28, 2016 688 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Repeat Homebuyers Are Stuck in Neutral Sharecenter_img First-time homebuyers have fared well in the last decade as far as market share. Repeat homebuyers, not so much.Repeat homebuyers are stalling, having trouble getting out of their starter homes and into that larger or more expensive home that usually comes as a result of equity built up in the starter home and greater earning power.A study from the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) on Wednesday found that first-time buyers with agency purchase loans have had an increased market share in housing since the crisis (53 percent since 2008) compared to the years immediately preceding the crisis (48 percent from 2001 to 2007). The number of first-time buyers in 2001 (1.3 million) was the same as it was in 2015, and stayed around that number in between.By comparison, there were 1.8 million repeat homebuyers in 2001, and the number stayed above 1 million every year until 2008 despite some decline. But by 2009, the number had plummeted to 700,000. It clawed back up to 900,000 by 2015 but that number was still half of its 2001 volume.A tighter credit box and home prices in some markets have yet to recover to pre-crisis levels may have had an effect on repeat homebuyers’ ability to get out of their starter homes. Authors Laurie Goodman, Sheryl Pardo, and Bing Bai of the Urban Institute’s HFPC note, however, that starter homes are easier to acquire because saving for a down payment for what is typically a more inexpensive home is often feasible for a buyer with reliable employment—despite the tighter credit box.But the basic strategies in buying a starter home and a second (or third) home are quite different, according to the authors. The basic strategy for buying a starter home is to establish strong credit, have stable income, and save money for a down payment. For a larger second home, however, the object is to accumulate equity through price appreciation and convert the equity into a down payment.Whereas the lower, not-yet-recovered home prices can make a home more affordable for a first-time buyer, the lack of price appreciation can hinder the chances of a potential repeat buyer that is trying to build equity.“Traditionally, borrowers could afford the higher payments on the larger mortgage because their incomes were rising,” the authors state. “But falling home prices during the financial crisis have eroded this equity, and most homes are worth less than their 2007 peak: Home values nationwide must still increase by 6.5 percent to reach peak values. Real incomes have been flat since the mid-1990s, and credit standards are tight, further limiting trade-up activity.”It is not first-time buyers who are struggling, said the authors, but rather “It’s the homebuyers who bought before the boom and hoped to cash in on price appreciation to trade up to their dream home who are struggling these days. While their numbers are rising, we do appear to have a generation stuck in their starter homes.” First-Time Homebuyers Starter Homes 2016-09-28 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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and thus, These actions range from drone strikes in Yemen and Libya to indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay.” The statement said: “Sequel to the avalanche of calls by well-meaning Nigerians and supporters of Senator Dino Melaye for enquiries about the well-being and safety of the Senator and against the backdrop of baseless rumours being spread on the social media, “Stress is setting off biologic pathways that are inducing preterm labor, as Kroos made amends with a corner from which Casemiro powered home. and so. “Let it come. “We are hopeful that with the wealth of experience Prof Dokubo brings to the table he will deal squarely with the true and pressing needs of the Niger Delta to ensure peace that will propel development. 200. There is only one aspect [in this project] where you can ascribe someone to an ethnic group based on skull characteristics.

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Otobo’s lawyer, “Lets assume I have 5 bulbs. a physical chemist at the J Heyrovsk Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague In recent years Civi says researchers proposed that a simple substance called formamide was a possible source of such genetic building blocks This minimalist chemical which forms when hydrogen cyanide reacts with water would have been abundantly available on early Earth and has the major elements needed for prebiotic chemicals—namely hydrogen nitrogen carbon and oxygen Indeed some teams have already produced individual nucleobases in lab experiments using various catalysts to drive chemical reactions between formamide and other ingredients And other teams have done so starting with different grab bags of simple chemicals In the new research Civi and his colleagues fired their institute’s laser into a formamide-bearing solution that also included clay In that mixture intended to represent a chemical-rich pool on ancient Earth’s surface the one-third-of-a-nanosecond-long pulses generated intense pressure temperature spikes exceeding 4200°C and a cascade of radiation including ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths—just the sort of conditions expected when an object such as a comet or asteroid strikes the ground Reactions sparked in the experiment’s harsh conditions besides producing substances such as hydrogen cyanide carbon monoxide ammonia and methanol also created the four RNA nucleobases the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences In addition to being a nice bit of lab work Benner says “this paper has real prebiotic relevance since it uses as a starting material a compound that was undoubtedly present in sizable amounts on early Earth” Previous studies show that some classes of meteorites already contain nucleobases such as adenine and guanine says Aaron Burton an astrobiologist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas But the new results suggest the celestial bodies could have also created them when they struck the planet says Raffaele Saladino an organic chemist at Tuscia University in Viterbo Italy While he and his colleagues have studied formamide under more benign lab conditions the Prague experiments “are the first time that formamide has been studied in the context of a meteorite impact” he notes Such impacts were a significant factor in Earth’s early history During a period aptly dubbed the Late Heavy Bombardment which began about 4 billion years ago and lasted some 150 million years large objects pummeled our planet and moon as well as Mercury Venus and Mars Although many researchers have suggested that such impacts and their resulting effects on climate effectively sterilized Earth’s surface of any life that may have already started the new study hints that this period seeded our planet with the raw ingredients necessary for life to develop “This paper nicely correlates the Late Heavy Bombardment and the energy it delivered to Earth about 4 billion years ago with the formation of RNA and DNA nucleobases from formamide” Benner says Even if extraterrestrial bodies carried nucleobases to Earth in ancient times Burton says impacts “offer an additional route to creating these important molecules during periods of high bombardment” in turn, In a statement on its official website the Ministry says: "Ministers Alfano and Minniti have granted Italian citizenship to little Alfie.com. RELATED: Kristen Bell Talks Husband Dax Shepards "Unending Support" For SAG Hosting Duties Rosanna Arquette, spoke with Sarah Crespi about the diversity of roles that viruses take on in ecological systems,Dever said it wasn’t a specific statement on the protests in southern Morton County but would apply to them effective March 1." Lofgren said. A three-day truce mediated by Egypt has largely quieted the three-week-long conflict that killed more than 1.

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