New study says the human brain is lazy

first_imgThe human brain appears to be “hardwired” for laziness, that’s according to new research from the University of British Columbia. According to the study, the researchers recruited young adults, sat them in front of a computer and gave them control of an on-screen avatar. Small images were flashed one at a time that either depicted physical activity or physical inactivity, the subjects then had to move their avatars quickly to the image. They used electrodes and discovered participants were faster at moving towards pictures of activity but it also required their brains to work harder. “What public policy has tried to re-enforce right now is the intention to be physically active but if you don’t work on the other part, the automatic part, that prevents you to be so due to automatic processes in the brain you won’t serve the program,” researcher Matthieu Boisgontier said.Boisgontier added the question now is whether people’s brains can be re-trained.last_img read more

Pamela Anderson Celebrates Opening Of Vegan Restaurant In SaintTropez

first_imgAfter winning hearts on and off screen for decades, Honorary PETA Director Pamela Anderson is now delighting diners with her tasty vegan pop-up restaurant, La Table du Marché by Pamela, which opened in Ramatuelle near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera this week.Pamela Anderson Celebrates Opening of Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant in Saint-TropezUnder chandelier light and the stars, guests dined on black rice risotto, with wine-marinated vine-ripened tomatoes and sautéed eggplant, crusty onion pie, fire-roasted root vegetables, and dark chocolate–drizzled regional garden fruits.The pop-up eatery will be open every evening for the summer.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Koliah Bourne recently had the opportunity to chat with Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness, producers of CBC’s latest drama series Shoot the Messenger. Canada’s top TV production duo talked about diversity in film and television, the recent U.S. election, advice for up and coming producers, and their latest and biggest project.Koliah Bourne: So thank you first off. I am just getting to know you. I love your stuff.Sudz Sutherland: Thank you so much. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Jennifer Holness: We appreciate you saying that. Thank you.Koliah: So you both are becoming one of the more well-known producers in Canada. Tell us a bit about your journey into the industry.Jennifer: You know we started out…we met in the university first of all. You know we are married.Koliah: Yes.Jennifer: And we met in university. And at first we were dating. We actually dated for about seven months. Sudz was in film and I was in politics, and after about seven months of dating, he proposed.You know I did not expect it. We were in a world where the world can be funny. We were in our early twenties. As young Black people you have a certain idea about how to run your world. You hope you graduate and then get married. So I was quite surprised. So we thought, we love each other and then the “yes” and we got connected. I actually got quite sick, I had a brain aneurysm.Koliah: Oh my goodness.Jennifer: Two days after he proposed actually.Koliah: Oh my goodness. Wow!Jennifer: Yeah absolutely. The part of the story that’s really lovely was that Sudz was there for me every single day. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Loyalty program legal settlement helps Safeway net income jump in 4th quarter

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2013 11:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loyalty program, legal settlement helps Safeway net income jump in 4th quarter PLEASANTON, Calif. – Bring on the deal hunters.Grocery store operator Safeway said Thursday its customer loyalty program helped its fourth-quarter net income jump 13 per cent in the fourth quarter, far surpassing expectations.Shares jumped more than 13 per cent in afternoon trading on the better-than-expected results.Supermarkets have struggled to find the balance between customers’ need for low price food and fluctuating food costs. Also, in addition to competition from retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart, traditional supermarkets are competing more with drugstore chains and dollar stores.Safeway’s solution has been investing heavily in its “Just for U” customer loyalty program, which offers personalized discounts based on past purchases. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based grocer said Thursday the program is driving market share gains and profits, evidence that the investment is beginning to pay off.CEO Steven Burd said about 45 per cent of its sales are from people registered for its loyalty program. The goal is 65 per cent. So far the program is performing better than expectations, Burd said.“Our best customers are becoming increasingly more loyal and buying more items per trip,” Burd said.The mobile component of the program, which includes apps for most smartphones and an iPad app launched last quarter, has had higher usage than expected. Digital coupons have also performed well, an area that Safeway wants to expand, Burd said.“As people become more digital, there is an opportunity which we are working hard at to actually get out of the paper ads and make the ad itself personalized for every household,” he said.Safeway Inc., which runs its namesake chain as well as Vons, Dominick’s and others in the U.S. and western Canada, said that in the three months ended Dec. 29, net income rose 13 per cent to $244 million, or $1.02 per share. That compares with $215.6 million, or 67 cents per share, in the prior year. Excluding a benefit from a legal settlement, it earned 94 cents per share. That handily beat analyst expectations of 76 cents per share, according to a FactSet poll.A 26 per cent decline in the number of Safeway shares helped make the value of each remaining share higher.Revenue edged up 1 per cent to $13.77 billion from $13.6 billion in the prior year. Analysts expected $13.69 billion.Revenue was helped by higher prepaid and gift card sales. Revenue in stores open at least one year, a key retail metric, rose 0.8 per cent, hurt by a customer shift to generic drugs.For the year, net income rose 15 per cent to $596.5 million, or $2.41 per share. That compares with $516.7 million, or $1.49 per share in the prior year. Revenue rose 1 per cent to $44.21 billion from $43.63 billion in the prior year.The company did not give specific guidance but CEO Burd said eight weeks into the quarter revenue in stores open at least one year is up 2 per cent, so that figure could be up 1.8 per cent to 2 per cent in the quarter.“As Just for U matures, and as the fuel and wellness initiatives are rolled out, we feel our volume, our market share, and our (revenue in stores open at least one year) should only continue to improve,” he said.The company plans to give detailed guidance at an investor event on March 6.Its shares rose $2.72, or 13.5 per cent, to $22.84 in afternoon trading after rising as high as $23.96 earlier in the session. That was its highest level since July 2011. read more

Harris has gone from roster bubble to key cog in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After the Broncos’ stirring win over the Steelers, Vance Joseph held a game ball up high and called for the man he once wanted to cut.“Shelby Harris!” Joseph hollered . “What a great week. He had a new baby girl on Friday. And a game-winning interception” in Denver’s 24-17 victory that shook up the AFC playoff picture.In between, he had a shared sack, a pass breakup and three hard hits on Ben Roethlisberger, one of which led to a second interception and another that was tantalizingly close to a safety after he bowled over centre Maurkice Pouncey and dropped Roethlisberger on his back in the end zone.Cut a half-dozen times by the Raiders, Jets and Cowboys, Harris signed a futures contract in Denver two weeks after Joseph was hired as head coach in January 2017.Having missed most of the 2016 season after getting cut in camp by the Jets and signing with Dallas just before Christmas, Harris said, “I felt like Denver was my last chance.”That didn’t translate to making a good first impression, though.“He’s got about a week before we cut him,” Joseph said he told defensive line coach Bill Kollar then.“He was just that bad that spring,” Joseph recalled earlier this week. “I guess the light came on, and the guy’s been playing really good football for a year and a-half since.”Harris heeded his coach’s admonition to start hustling on every single down every single day.“They might have thought that he’s a week away from cutting, but the next thing you know he’s leading our defensive tackles in sacks last year,” linebacker Shane Ray said. “And he’s made huge plays this year. That says a lot about his character.”In 2017, Harris played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and was second on the team with 5 1/2 sacks. This year, he’s been especially stout in the run game but can still make his mark in the pass rush.Kollar said it all began with a heart-to-heart talk with Harris.“What happens when you get up here, everybody’s good, everybody’s tough. So, to me, you’ve got to take it to next level. When you’re a guy who’s just never made it, dude, you’ve got to change your (stuff),” Kollar said Wednesday. “So, that’s what I told him: ‘You’ve got to work your butt off or you’re not going to make it. I want you working harder than those guys you’re playing across from.’”Kollar said it was a classic case of pairing determination with natural ability.“My job is to get it out of them, to do it all the time,” Kollar said. “But I ride everybody’s (behind) on the D-line.”It turns out Kollar was the perfect headmaster for Harris.“Bill got me in better shape, I’ll say that,” Harris said. “But really, we do a lot of reps and then he goes and explains it and it kind of opens your eyes a little bit the way he explains it, the certain blocks and the way you’re supposed to take them on. And the technique that he teaches is kind of natural for me. And so, everything’s kind of just fallen into place with Bill.”Harris also credited his teammates for helping bring out his best.“The players on the D-line have really helped me out to just become a better player, a better person,” Harris said. “The whole D-line and Coach Kollar have helped turn my game into what it is today.”Harris said he’s taken tidbits from Derek Wolfe, Domata Peko, Adam Gotsis and Zach Kerr: “I try to take little pieces from all of them and add them into my game, and it’s kind of worked out perfectly.”Harris’ only other career interception came for Illinois State against Indiana State in 2013.The only other time he got a game ball came in 2015, when he made a touchdown-saving tackle against the Chargers, when he was also running on adrenalin from sleep deprivation.“You want to know something crazy? The first time was after I had my son,” Harris said. “And I missed the Thursday practice that time and half of Friday and came back Friday night.”He missed practice last Friday for the birth of his daughter .“It was funny. I was joking around with Zach: ‘You know, every time I have a kid, something good happens,” Harris recounted. “It was just like a joke we had going on — and then you saw what happened.”Harris insists, however, that it won’t go down as his best game in the pros.“There’s a lot of room to improve,” Harris said. “I want to put together a complete game where I’m going out there and being dominant in the run and dominant in the pass.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and Stapleton, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State womens volleyball swept by No 6 Penn State

Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell (14) spikes the ball during a match against Michigan on Oct. 25 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerThe No. 6 Penn State women’s volleyball team extended its win streak to five as it took down No. 17 Ohio State in a clean sweep.OSU lost by scores of 15-25, 22-25 and 12-25 Tuesday night in State College, Pa.The Buckeyes (16-7, 7-4) committed 23 attacking errors against the Nittany Lions (21-3, 9-2), who had seven total attacking errors and committed none in the first set. The Nittany Lions also had 12 blocks, seven of which came from senior setter Micha Hancock.In the first set, the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 19-11 lead, before going on a 6-4 run to take the early 1-0 set lead.In the second set, despite OSU earning a lead of four, the Nittany Lions came back and took over, 18-17. The Buckeyes went on to score five more points, but still lost, 25-22.The Nittany Lions’ largest lead of the third set was 13, after starting the final frame on a 12-4 run.Hancock led all players in assists with 31 and added five kills and four digs. Penn State senior defensive specialist Dominique Gonzalez and Buckeye junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell each had a match-high eight digs.Campbell led all players in kills with 12. Freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer had seven kills and eight errors on 26 total attacks for a -0.038 hitting percentage. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin assisted on 30 of the Buckeyes’ 33 total kills.Junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits also started her second match of the season, providing the Buckeyes with three digs, two kills and their only service ace.The sweep was the Nittany Lions’ fourth in a row. They also won at Indiana and at home against Michigan and Michigan State. They have now won their last 15 matches against the Buckeyes, with their last loss coming in Columbus on Nov. 8, 2006.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Nittany Lions again on Friday at St. John Arena. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. read more

If There Are Questions About Ray Rice Former Honey

Remember the “Honey Badger,” the LSU safety who seemingly ruined his NFL career because he could not stop smoking marijuana? Remember how he was ridiculed when he was kicked off the No. 1 team in the country, how he seemed to be the sad example of talent wasted?Well, look at him now. Tyrann Mathieu is a star safety for the Arizona Cardinals, one of the league’s top defenders. He missed the Atlanta Falcons game last week because of injury, one reason the Falcons were able to pass the ball so well.Mathieu could miss a few more games with the broken thumb. But he’s already established himself in his second season as a force on the field and reliable off of it.He goes by his name now, not the moniker because, while catchy, it symbolizes a time in his life that he regrets.It took losing his college career and the threat of a pro career for Mathieu to smarten up.“I didn’t have everything together back in college,” he said to when he arrived in Arizona. “I had everything together as far as football, but when it came to my social life, my personal life, I didn’t have everything intact. I didn’t have my emotions intact. Spiritually, I wasn’t intact.“Once you take football away, you are able to work on the person. These last six months, that is all I had was Tyrann the person. I attacked the person, I attacked my issues. . . Back when I was the Honey Badger, I didn’t have everything intact. Going forward, I am going to focus on being Tyrann Mathieu and that is the person I want to control right now.”Coach Bruce Arians said: “He’s a good kid. . . he knew his mistakes, owned up to his mistakes and he was just looking for an opportunity. The football part spoke for itself, and he’s been nothing but a dream to coach ever since.”Mathieu’s case of taking advantage of his opportunity comes at a time when Ray Rice is seeking a second chance, too. The cases are different but the same in this way: They are talented athletes who made mistakes. Mathieu’s errors hurt him; Rice’s actions hurt his wife, making some feel he should not set foot on an NFL field again as a player.Mathieu shows that a second chance can be a real life-saver. . . if handled properly. He went into rehab, moved by himself to Florida where he cleared his head and lungs and committed himself to a better life.That better life meant no drugs, understanding that if he stayed true to that personal mandate, the NFL was his to be had. To this point, Mathieu has been on point. He’s the playmaker scouts projected him to be.Rice is a proven football commodity who surely has been scared straight. He’s paid a penance. And for those looking for examples of second-chancers who kept it together, look to Mathieu. That’s something few would have even considered less than two years ago. read more

Former Ohio State player Jared Sullinger needs to turn NBA career around

Former OSU basketball player Jared Sullinger (center) plays in a game against Iowa. Sullinger plays as a forward for the Boston Celtics and appeared in 45 games in his rookie season. Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State basketball star Jared Sullinger has had a less than easy transition into the NBA, personally, physically and mentally.Sullinger appeared in just 45 games in his rookie season as a forward for the Boston Celtics, averaging just 19.8 minutes a game.A back injury kept the former two-time AP All-American from meeting his full potential. Sullinger underwent surgery to repair a lumbar disk in February, which sidelined him for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.At a Sept. 30 press conference, before the start of training camp, Sullinger told reporters that his back is “not close” to game fit and he wasn’t sure whether he would be available for the start of the regular season. Sullinger told the media, “I got a lot of work to do. And only training camp can help that.”The next day, Sullinger brushed off the situation, saying that his back was 100 percent healthy. He clarified, telling reporters that from his point of view he didn’t feel close to game fit. He seems to be proving himself wrong. The Celtics have played four preseason games and Sullinger is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Though, Sullinger still relents that he isn’t where he feels he should be fitness wise. Having not touched a ball for six months, his fitness level will rise with time.On top of his injury, Sullinger was arrested in September.Sullinger appeared in Waltham District Courthouse for the second time Sept. 23, facing charges of assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and destruction of personal property, stemming from a confrontation with his then-girlfriend, Deann Smith Aug. 31. Prosecutors plan to pursue domestic assault charges on the 21-year-old, even though Smith has dropped all charges. Sullinger will return for a second pretrial hearing Oct. 28.The Columbus native pled not guilty to all charges after he turned himself in but took full responsibility for his actions and said “the experience was humbling and embarrassing” for him.If the former Buckeye great doesn’t turn things around quickly, he could very easily become another in the long line of OSU big men who flare out in the NBA. That will take a big time change, though, in his life.Since being selected 21st overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, Sullinger hasn’t been given the opportunity to prove himself, and his sophomore season could be that chance.Boston is rebuilding after losing coach Doc Rivers and forwards Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in the offseason. If he is able to stay healthy and realize his full potential, this year could be the time for him to step up and show the NBA what he is all about.He still has a long way to go, including resolving his off-the-court issues and making sure he’s no longer in the news for the wrong reasons. But, if he is able to make these changes, he could make a comeback. read more

Monty Python and the Holy Grail film fell foul of censors for

first_imgMonty Python and The Holy Grail Credit:Pictures/EMI/REX/Shutterstock Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Think of a Monty Python film with blasphemous content, and Life of Brian springs to mind.Yet previously unseen files from the British Board of Film Classification show that the comedy team’s earlier offering, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, fell foul of the censors for repeated use of the words ‘Jesus Christ!’A scene in which King Arthur encounters a taunting Frenchman played by John Cleese – “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries” – is followed by the French catapulting cows over the ramparts at the king and his men. Under modern classifications, the film is a 12A with ‘moderate sex references’ and ‘comic violence’.Michael Palin told his local paper, the Camden New Journal, that even the film’s investors thought it too violent. “Then, with an audience off the street, they howled with laughter – in fact, some people said there should have been even more violence included because it was so funny.”Concern over The Holy Grail’s controversial content was played out behind the scenes. But when Life of Brian was released in 1979, it outraged the nation.Thirty-nine local authorities either imposed an outright ban or an X-certificate. Cleese and Palin faced Malcolm Muggeridge and the Bishop of Southwark, Mervyn Stockwood, in a notorious television debate.Cleese maintained that Life of Brian was questioning blind adherence to faith but was not a mockery of Christianity. The Holy Grail is considered a British classic – the Knights who say Ni, the killer bunny rabbit, and the riding of pretend horses (the BBC budget did not stretch to real ones) are all beloved by comedy fans. The repetition of ‘Jesus Christ’ in the film seems to us unnecessaryStephen Murphy, then BBFC secretary Monty Python and The Holy Grail In the version that appeared in cinemas on the film’s 1975 release, King Arthur yells: “Jesus Christ!” as a cow missed him by inches. But in the uncut original, he said it three times, and the BBFC was not impressed.“We are less than enchanted by your funny Frenchman,” wrote Stephen Murphy, then BBFC secretary, in a letter to John Cleese.“The repetition of ‘Jesus Christ’ in the film seems to us unnecessary. There is good evidence that this does distress people who would otherwise enjoy the film. Can you look not only in Reel 2 but in other places to see if you can reduce the incidence of this usage.”Mr Wright also requested that a scene in which a nun used a four-letter word should be excised. But Mr Murphy wrote that the film has “one or two places where, in our view, the humour is not very effective”.The letter also listed a number of scenes considered too gory.The BBFC initially saw a script for the film and advised an ‘X’ certificate, as it was deemed to have crude sexual references and very strong language.The script was duly toned down and submitted for classification in early 1975. At this point Mr Wright wrote his letter, which resulted in two incidences of ‘Jesus Christ’ being removed.last_img read more

6 busted with guns ammo in Grove likely to be charged

The six suspects who were caught after they reportedly attempted to rob a Chinese poultry farmer are still in custody and according to police sources, the suspects are likely to be charged and placed before the court in the new week since investigators are still working on compiling the case file.From left: Nabadinghi Gobin, Edward Skeete, Steve HerculesSteve Hercules, 30, a taxi driver of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Nabadingi Gobin, 33, a trader of Charlotte Street, Georgetown; Renard Khan, 31, a fish vendor of Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; Mark Prince, 39, a taxi driver, of Parfaite Harmonie, WBD; Edward Skeete, 30, a trader of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown and Marvin Blackman, 27, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were arrested on Tuesday evening just before 08:00hrs during a roadblock at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) moments after the foiled robbery attempt.From left: Marvin Blackman, Renard Khan, Mark PrinceThey were found in possession of two 9 mm Glock Pistols along with 22 live rounds; one Beretta Pistol with 11 live rounds; one .32 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.Ranks at the Grove Police Station had received a report of a foiled robbery at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises of a 69-year-old Chinese national and subsequently set up a roadblock, which proved successful.According to reports received, Michael Chang Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h. Upon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property and raised an alarm.The men quickly returned to the awaiting vehicle and escaped.The guns, ammunition and items recovered from the stolen car that the men were busted inThe house was outfitted with surveillance camera, which the suspects were unaware of. The footage captured showed a motor car pulling up and three suspects, existed and scaled the fence into Yuen’s yard. Two others exited the car but stayed there, apparently keeping watch, while the sixth suspect remained in the driver’s seat.The three suspects in the yard proceeded to the eastern backdoor where one of them used what appeared to be a sledged hammer to hit the door. Shortly after, they were seen retreating and jumped over the fence, rushing into the car. The vehicle then sped off heading in the northern direction.The businessman contacted the police at the Grove Police Station, who then established the roadblock. Officers subsequently discovered that the motorcar, with licence plate HC 4543, was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSupply foiled robbery: 1 of 6 pleads guilty to guns, ammo possession chargesApril 17, 2018In “Court”Taxi Driver charged with Tucville murderAugust 3, 2015In “Crime”Fish depot robber lands in Court again …remanded for illegal possession of firearm, ammoAugust 14, 2017In “ammo” read more

He was in so much pain Teenager moved to Cork hospital for

first_img 91 Comments Image: Damien Tiernan/WLR FM Share14 Tweet Email1 When asked was racism involved, Christy said “no, Tega is Irish as well.”This is really unfair, it shouldn’t be happening to anybody. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else’s child, or anyone else.Christy said the Gardaí had been very supportive of the family, and thanked them.When asked by reporter Damien Tiernan how she felt when she heard the news, she said: “I felt like the whole world was on top of me. I feel angry.”Initially when I was asking myself… they could have looked for me to pour the acid on me? Why my son? Why him? Tega has had trials with Crystal Palace and Tottenham, his mother said, and has played for Ireland for the under 15s and under 16s national football teams.He’s a normal child, he started playing soccer when he was five years old.Tega is due to do his Leaving Cert in June.Second victimTeenager Padraig Sullivan, who was also injured in the attack, and his father Mark have this afternoon spoken to RTÉ’s News at One about the incident. “I was having a cup of tea and Padraig came running in. It was like he was after running through a bomb fire. His face was … pure pale, white and shock. It was like he was after seeing a ghost,” Mark said. Padraig suffered injuries to his thigh, calf and heal. He is going to need a skin graft on all three areas, his father said. The teenager detailed the pain of the attack on air. It was kind of like someone had a lighter constantly on my leg. It was just constantly burning and burning.“After a while it was like my body kind of numbed it and then all the nerves, as we were told, were burnt and all that, so we couldn’t really feel anything after the doctors gave us the morphine,” Padraig said.“We’re all starting to kind of get sore again now as they’re starting to heal.”Padraig said he hasn’t been sleeping well since the incident. “It’s broken sleep constantly,” he said. Like Tega, Padraig is also due to do his Leaving Cert in June.Over the next two weeks, the teenager will have to travel back and forth to the hospital for appointments before undergoing surgery. His father Mark said: “He’s doing his Leaving Cert in six weeks and he’s meant to be starting an apprenticeship in July and his hurling career … I hope it doesn’t interrupt everything.Hopefully now we’ll get proper justice and that’ll be a bit of a pick up for him. “The whole of Ireland needs to know about this, it can’t be hush, hush.” Commenting on the attack, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: “I’m very worried about the situation in Waterford which I was told about this morning. I sought a full report.“It seems to me that a criminal act has taken place, gardaí are investigating and I would urge anybody in Waterford, particularly young people in Waterford to cooperate fully with An Garda Siochana.“This type of behaviour is unacceptable in a civilised society.”On Saturday, four male youths aged in their late teens were arrested and released without charge in relation to the incident. A file will be prepared for the Director for Public Prosecutions, Gardaí said today.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Earlscourt area of Waterford at the time of the incident to come forward.Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford Garda Station on 051 305300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.With reporting by Hayley Halpin 75,911 Views Apr 30th 2019, 7:39 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Damien Tiernan/WLR FM Updated Apr 30th 2019, 1:54 PM A TEENAGE BOY is being treated for serious injuries in a Cork hospital after a chemical was thrown on his face in Co Waterford. Gardaí are investigating the incident, in which a number of youths were involved in an altercation occurred at Earlscourt, Co Waterford last Thursday night at about 11pm.Tega Agberhiere was one of three teenage boys attacked with a chemical in Waterford; his mother Christy told WLRFM last night that he was still in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.Today, he was moved to a Cork hospital due to the severity of his injuries, which are understood to be first-degree burns.Tega told WLRFM today that he was “getting better”, and that he was able to see a bit more every day. He said that after the incident he thought he would never be able to see again.His mother told the local radio station that Tega and his friends were confronted by four people wearing ‘skeleton’ masks on Thursday evening. One of the four was holding a golf club, Tega’s mother said, and another was holding a bottle with a liquid in it. He splashed it on the three teenagers, hitting Tega in the face.“It was like an acid burning his face, and they ran away,” his mother said.She said that the neighbours rang the guards. They went to a nearby garage where a sales attendant splashed water on Tega’s face. “The attendant said that this was beyond water,” Christy said, and he was then rushed to hospital by gardaí.“He was in so much pain, it was terrible. He was in serious pain. But at least the guards took him to the hospital early or it would have been worse.” ‘He was in so much pain’: Teenager moved to Cork hospital for treatment after chemical attack Tega Agberhiere was one of three teenage boys attacked with a chemical in Waterford last Thursday. The burns are first-degree burns, the good thing is that he was wearing contact lenses. Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 1:54 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

ASA Strongly Opposes Amendments to 2002 Farm Bill

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) joined other farm organizations today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to express strong opposition to any amendments to the 2002 Farm Bill. ASA First Vice President Ron Heck, a soybean producer from Perry, Iowa, spoke at the press conference about the need to maintain the spending allocations as outlined in the new Farm Bill.”After two years of uncertainty over new farm legislation, and historically low prices, farmers now need stability to make long-term plans for their operations and their families,” Heck said. “The last thing we need is for congress to reopen the 2002 act and start reducing or modifying our safety net.”ASA was a strong supporter of provisions outside the commodity title of the 2002 Act that benefit U.S. soybean producers. These include increased tonnages under various food aid programs, and higher funding for the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program and Market Access Program (MAP). ASA also supported the expanded scope of conservation initiatives, including the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and the conservation security program for working lands. In addition, ASA expects soybeans to benefit from provisions of the energy title of the bill, including incentives for increased use of biodiesel and other soy-based bioproducts.”ASA is opposed to reducing spending in the Farm Bill to fund other programs, including disaster assistance,” Heck said. “ASA joins other farm groups in strongly opposing amendments to the 2002 Farm Bill.”last_img read more

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country lands with 46095 starting price

first_img 2019 Volvo S60: All the things you need, nothing you… Tags 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country: Svelte Swede is a sweet steed Post a comment Volvo More From Roadshow 20 Photos 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Preview • 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact If you want to gussy up the exterior, there’s a set of 19-inch alloy wheels (18s are standard) for $800, and you can get dual tailpipe outlets on each side as a $285 accessory. There’s no charge to switch between the three leather interior options and the excellent City Weave plaid cloth layout.There are a few options packages available. You can heat the rear seats and the steering wheel for just $750. The $2,200 Luxury Package adds massaging ventilated seats, and it upgrades the interior’s leather to the softer Nappa variety. The $2,800 Cross Country Pro package adds a new interior inlay, memory for the passenger seats, power lumbar support for the front seats, ambient interior lighting, four-zone automatic climate control and some exterior styling. Finally, there’s the $2,500 Advanced Package, which adds all the safety-related bits, like a surround-view camera, pressure washers for the headlights, a head-up display and Pilot Assist, Volvo’s hands-on lane-holding adaptive cruise control system.Spec as many options and packages as you can, and the price rises to $55,275 including destination. That’s not too bad, considering the V60 and its multiple powertrain options can shoot north of $60,000. 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Troupercenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact Wagons Crossovers Enlarge ImageIf adding a lift kit is what it takes to get people into wagons, I’ll embrace the move with open arms. Volvo The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a wagon for people who occasionally venture off the beaten path. With a higher ride height and additional body cladding, the V60 Cross Country looks and feels slightly more rugged than the standard V60 wagon. While we drove it quite some time ago, we weren’t sure how much it would end up costing, but now we know.The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country starts at $46,095, comprising a $45,100 base price and the mandatory $995 destination charge. That will net you a V60 Cross Country in Ice White (the only free paint color) with Volvo’s T5 powertrain — a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Mated to standard all-wheel drive, it’s good for an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.You do get a good amount of kit for that price. The base V60 Cross Country comes standard with a 9-inch Sensus Connect infotainment system, embedded navigation, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist. 0 Share your voice 5:33 More about 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Now playing: Watch this: Volvolast_img read more

Prof Jayashankars services lauded

first_imgVikarabad: MLA Dr M Anand called upon people to realise the dreams of Prof Jayashankar for Telangana state. He garlanded the statue of Prof Jayashankar at MPDO office and paid rich tributes to the ideologue of Telangana movement here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said Prof Jayashankar played a key role in achieving Telangana state. MPDOs Satyaiah, Subhashini, EORD, general secretary of Telangana Employees Association Nandakumar, Vijay, Bhakthavatsalam, Ramnivas Rathi, former ZPTC Muthahar Sireesh and others were present.last_img read more

Airport customs official bullethit while checking gun

first_img.A customs official sustained bullet injuries while checking the firearm of a protocol officer of the European Union high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday.The incident took place when Federica Mogherini’s first protocol officer was showing his gun to customs officials for checking, said Dhaka Customs House assistant commissioner Saidul Islam.Armed Police Battalion (APBn) assistant superintendent Tariq Ahmed also confirmed the matter to Prothom Alo.Customs official Rabiul Islam, who received the gunshot at his right leg, was admitted to Kurmitola Hospital.Later, the law enforcement confiscated the pistol and released the protocol officer after taking an undertaking from the EU embassy in Dhaka.The ministries of home and foreign affairs were informed about the incident.Earlier, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy/vice-president of the European Commission Federica Mogherini arrived in Dhaka around 8:45am on Sunday to discuss the protracted Rohingya crisis with government officials.last_img read more

Live better with strawberries

first_imgStrawberries or garden strawberry, commonly known as Fragaria ananassa an edible fruit which is a hybrid species of French and Argentinean varieties, is cultivated across the globe. The fruit is juicy and hence keeps your body rehydrated during summers. Also, it is very useful for cognitive development and gives you a strong vision. 1.Vitamin C in strawberries strengthens the immunity system of the body. The content of vitamin C fights against cough, cold, flu and viral infections. Strawberries contain antioxidants which allow proper functioning of the cells in the body. Vitamin C, itself being an antioxidant, prevents inflammation and free radicals. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf 2. Strawberry consists of an element called alpha-hydroxy acid which acts as a natural scrubber. Thus it can be used as a scrubber to remove the dead skin cells. Also, aspartic acid in strawberry removes the toxins from the skin. So experience complete rejuvenation and get the naturally embraceable glowing skin with strawberries to feel that touch! 3. Blessed with antioxidants, flavonoids, fibre, potassium, vitamin C and folate, strawberry is a great fruit to successfully fight against a variety of heart ailments. These essential nutrients help to lower the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Flavonoids help to regulate the proper functioning of arteries and prevent blood clotting even. Vitamin C is effective in making the heart muscles strong and efficient. Potassium and magnesium reduce the risk of high blood pressure. So, all the heart patients will surely embrace strawberries with joy!last_img read more

Dont mess with this mom whos leading the way on trans rights

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- When author and mum of a trans child, Jo Hirst, wrote the groundbreaking book, The Gender Fairy, she wanted to teach kids about gender diversity, but little did she know the impact her book would have. ‘Despite the overwhelming evidence telling us to support gender diverse children, despite all of our doctors and psychologists telling us this is the best thing to do, there is an agenda from some conservatives to force our children back into the closets and keep them there.’Why it’s importantA House for Everyone is the inevitable follow-up to The Gender Fairy. It shows ‘children they can express their gender identity and gender expression in a positive light’.‘It was also important to me that the book help to break down some of the rigid gender stereotypes we see imposed on young children,’ Hirst said.In the book the amazing kids come together at lunchtime to build a treehouse. The book will serve as an important tool for parents and teachers to speak to children about gender diversity.‘It’s helpful for all children to read about gender diversity, not only so they can learn how to support their friends but because it’s a diverse world out there,’ Hirst said.‘In schools however, there is a more obvious need. As we learn the benefits of supporting transgender children, more and more schools are looking for tools that help them do this in an age appropriate way. It does require some education.’Becoming a trans warriorHirst had the benefit of growing up without the societal expectations of gender.So when conservatives ‘politicized’ her book, it forced Hirst into the spotlight and into the role of tireless advocate.It hasn’t been an easy road, but Hirst shows no signs of slowing down.‘These children deserve to be seen, supported and included. The children themselves inspire me to write. Seeing children blossom when they are given the room to be themselves is a beautiful thing,’ she said.‘I won’t stop until my child and all trans and gender diverse children have the same human rights as their siblings.’The book launchA House for Everyone is released in the UK and US on 21 May.The Australian launch will feature the Evie Macdonald, the country’s first child trans actor and model.Jo Hirst and Evie Macdonald. | Photo: SuppliedEvie, 13, has advocated for trans kids for three years, while having a successful modelling career. She’s also the lead actor in the ABC TV show, First Day.Evie will talk about the importance of visibility of trans children and supporting them in schools.For Hirst, the book’s launch is the next exciting chapter in her fight for trans rights. She hopes A House for Everyone can make a positive difference.‘I really hope this book helps spread a little more love, understanding and positivity around the world,’ she said. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . For years after the book’s release, Hirst and her book became the target of conservative politicians and religious lobby groups. Homophobic commentators would constantly roll out her book as a propaganda tool for the ‘gay agenda’.Despite the attacks on her character and her work, Hirst, has remained a formidable advocate for gender diverse children in Australia. She’s a board member of the group Parents of Gender Diverse Children and has been published in many respected publications including, The Guardian and Archer magazine.‘I was initially inspired to write The Gender Fairy for my own son and to help all transgender children feel included and less alone,’ she told Gay Star News in an exclusive interview.‘I passionately believe that all children need to see themselves reflected in picture books. We all feel more connected to our community and validated when we see ourselves in the media around us.’Around the world more children are identifying as trans and in Australia it’s estimated about one in 100 trans kids in every school. Which means educating the world about their needs is growing more important.Surviving the anti-trans trollingEven though Hirst originally wrote The Gender Fairy for her son, it soon became a national treasure among the LGBTI community.But it also became a weapon for anti-LGBTI campaigners and made Hirst a target for hate.Jo Hirst. | Photo: Supplied‘I certainly did not expect the backlash to become as intense as it did,’ she said. ‘It was a traumatic time for my family. It’s frustrating that standing up and saying “I want my child to have the human rights he deserves” makes someone a target for hate.‘The repercussions are still being felt by my family and all families with young transgender children.’A House for EveryoneBut the fierce author will not let any of the hate stop her from representing gender diverse children in a positive light.So, she’s written another book, A House for Everyone, which is one of the first in the world to feature a trans boy, a non binary child, a boy who wears a dress, a girl who never wears dresses and likes her hair cut very short and a boy with long hair who like art, flowers and sport.‘I’m really excited it’s finally being released. It’s been a long time in the making. I am expecting an inevitable backlash from right wing extremists,’ she said. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Unboxed: a rare glimpse into the remarkable lives of gender diverse artistsOne percent of kids aged 9-10 years identify as gay or transgenderTrans kids guide is ‘inaccurate and deeply damaging’, say LGBT activistsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Jo Hirst (L) is back with another ground breaking book about gender diverse kids. | Photo: Suppliedlast_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more December 31, 2013 — To the gratification of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have heard concerns from health stakeholders and extended Meaningful Use Stage 2 by one year. This additional time to attest offers an opportunity for increased feedback and analysis on technology implementation, eClinical Quality Measure reporting and progress toward interoperability that will enhance the ability of eligible hospitals and eligible professionals to meaningfully use health IT, and thus improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care.In August, HIMSS issued a call to action recommending launching Stage 2 Meaningful Use on schedule and extending Year 1 of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation period, allowing at least 18 months in which Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Providers (EPs) can attest to Meaningful Use requirements for one quarter. HIMSS shared its position on extending the deadline for Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation in an Aug. 15 letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, human services secretary, U.S. Department of Health; Marilyn Tavenner, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., then-National Coordinator for Health IT.The latest data from the more than 5,400 hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics database indicate clear challenges for eligible hospitals and tethered ambulatory care facilities preparing for Meaningful Use Stage 2. These data show that up to 72 percent of eligible hospitals and 44 percent of tethered ambulatory facilities have purchased the necessary software to attest to the 2014 Certification requirements. HIMSS is continuing to monitor the issue of upgrades to the correct certified version. “HIMSS Call to Action and Position on Meaningful Use Stage 2” can be found on the organization’s website.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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PHOTOS Students LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration

first_imgMay Day in Costa Rica this year brought together protesters from public workers unions and a wide variety of other groups, including high school and public universities students, sex workers, indigenous people, LGBT activists, feminists and socialists.The annual march started at about 10 a.m. in front of La Merced Park on San José’s Avenida 2. Another group of protesters joined the march a few blocks ahead. That bloc was formed by groups asking support for Cuba, Palestine, Venezuela and even a small group of self-identified anarchists who took the front of the march. The mostly scattered group covered some four blocks along Ave. 2.Public workers unions marched, as always, to commemorate International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day or Labor Day, but they focused their protests this year against bills under discussion at the Legislative Assembly that would broaden taxes, and curb public sector salaries and benefits.Along the march route and upon their arrival in front of the Assembly, protesters displayed banners and chanted slogans against the government, particularly President Luis Guillermo Solís and his cabinet members.Some signs bore harsh insults aimed at the president. One read: “No more Luis Gui, or any of his ministers! We will never again accept any of those bourgeois oppressors of the working class!”Wrath was also aimed at former presidents Óscar Arias and José María Figueres, both of whom are rumored to be interested in the 2018 presidential nomination from the National Liberation Party.No major incidentsThe May Day demonstrations ended peacefully around 1 p.m. In past years, groups have vandalized the Legislative Assembly buildings and clashed with cops.National Police officers formed a perimeter around the Assembly’s main building early on Sunday morning. Security measures also included closing traffic access to all surrounding streets.AgreementsAlbino Vargas, secretary general of the National Association of Public and Private Employees, the country’s largest union, demanded lawmakers meet protesters on the street and accept a list of demands. After several minutes, Henry Mora from ruling Citizen Action Party and Broad Front’s Gerardo Vargas agreed to meet with protesters and accepted the documents.Legislators had a long work day Sunday, negotiating for the election of a new directorate, which was sworn in Sunday evening. According to Vargas, Mora has pledged to propose an amendment to move the election of the Legislative Directorate to a different date “in order to leave May 1 only as a celebration date for workers.”See photos from the Labor Day demonstration: Related posts:Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike L. Arias/The Tico Timescenter_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Cox Kings unveils a unique Dubai travel guidebook

first_imgCox & Kings has curated a travel guidebook called ‘Dubai: An Experience’ to showcase the extravagance of Dubai. The guidebook was launched by Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi and Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings at Crossword bookstore in Mumbai.The unique travel guidebook composed for the Indian traveller covers both the explored and unexplored facets of Dubai. It is a comprehensive compilation of the cities’ myriad landscapes- culture, cuisine, shopping, key attractions, accommodation, desert adventure, entertainment and nightlife.Speaking at the launch event, Anand said, “With the launch of this travel book, we want to help travellers plan their trip better and experience Dubai in a whole new light. The book is well attuned to the needs of both first-time and experienced travellers and offers in-depth information on hotels, attractions, restaurants and activities along with tailor-made itineraries for different periods of stay and interests.”last_img read more